Knowledgebase: Networking and Security
How OSX machines can access ELM
Posted by Many Ayromlou on 05 September 2012 03:44 PM
Hi All,

Okay so to bring this to a point of reference. The following is what we've found in regards to how OSX machines can access ELM, the new storage NAS. We've only tested OSX 10.5 (10.5.8), 10.6 (10.6.8), 10.7 (10.7.1 and 10.7.4), 10.8 (10.8.0 and 10.8.1).

- If the machine is part of the FCAD domain (pretty much all our lab machines), then connections to smb://elm.fcad.ryerson.ca and it's shares will work with standard fcad userid (plain userid NOT fcad\userid nor userid@fcad.ryerson.ca) and password. This gets us there 95% of the way.

- If the machine is not part of FCAD domain then the following are possible remedies:

For OSX version 10.8.x (Mountain Lion):
WORKS: if domain user id is plain (i.e.: just the userid)
NO WORK: if domain user id is in form of "fcad\userid" (you get connected but don't see folders) or "userid@fcad.ryerson.ca" (nothing)

For OSX version 10.7.x (Lion):
WORKS: if domain userid is in form of "fcad\userid"
NO WORK: if domain user id is plain (i.e.: just userid) or "userid@fcad.ryerson.ca" (nothing)

For OSX version 10.6.x (Snow Leopard):
DOES NOT WORK AT ALL UNLESS you enroll the machine into the fcad domain -- even though the users account is local to that machine....(i.e. office machine) -- then plain userid and passwords work fine.

For OSX version 10.5.x (Leopard):
WORKS: if domain userid is in form of "fcad\userid" or "userid@fcad.ryerson.ca"
NO WORK: if domain userid is plain (i.e.: just userid)
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