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No support for legacy authentication method in SMB or AFP

Connect to a FreeNAS Samba or AFP share on Mac OS X Lion [Workarounds] [Updated]

No support for legacy authentication method in SMB or AFP

As previously mentioned, OS X Lion does not support logging into NAS boxes running Samba or AFP servers that employ the DHCAST128 authentication method. Apple documented this as a security update, in which they outright disabled DHCAST128 in Lion.

People who are running type of NAS system – FreeNAS or store bought boxes will not work in Lion!

Now some people have figured out a workaround to manually enable DHCAST128 in Lion, so if you don’t mind a little hacking in the system go ahead and use it. Otherwise try to enable NFS on your NAS. NFS is support by most NAS boxes running Linux. However, note that NFS does not provide any option for user authentication.

Option 1 – Hacking the OS

SMB/CIFS solution:

  1. Upgrade FreeNAS to the latest stable build.
  2. Setup your SMB/CIFS shares accordingly.
  3. Go to Finder, click on Go->Connect to Server  or simply press command + K.
  4. Connect to your server by typing smb://your.ip/hostname or use cifs://your.ip/hostname
  5. Login, and you should be good to go.
  6. If you don’t see the login pop-up, connect to smb://user:pass@ip  instead.

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Mac OS X Lion

Mac OS X Lion review

Hello y’all! It’s been a while since my last post. but it looks like there is still steady traffic to the site, which is pleasantly surprising! So thank you all very much!

Mac OS X Lion
Mac OS X Lion

Today, Apple shipped MacOS X Lion via the Mac AppStore. It sells for $29.99 USD, and it is topping the charts at the store.
This is the first time Apple went with a complete Internet-based approach to dealing with an OS upgrade. In fact, it’s the only time I have ever heard of an OS being sold strictly via digital download. Words on the street seem to suggest that if you go to an Apple retail store, they will install Lion for you through a local cached version of the OS. Thus, saving you the hassle of downloading 3.5GB over the net. It’s not really a life saver if you ask me, but it’s interesting to see how Apple is handling things for now, and the days to come.

My initial impression of Lion was fairly positive, but not overly impressed with the changes.

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