October 28, 2013 NetworkingOSX

OSX Mavericks can’t connect to SMB shares – fix

Since we just ran into this issue here, there’s a good chance others will too. Basically what happened was that after the upgrade to OSX Mavericks, these machines were no longer able to connect to the SMB shares on our NAS, even though a ping showed the connection as working fine. The solution is to use cifs://server instead of smb://server. It’s that simple, but far from obvious…