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