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=== Mac OS X (10.7) ===
=== Mac OS X (10.7) ===
# launch/command+tab to Finder
# Launch/command+tab to Finder
# command+K
# Command+K
# Enter smb://samba.hpc.ufl.edu
# Enter smb://samba.hpc.ufl.edu
# connect (use HPC Center SMB/CIFS login + password)
# Connect (use HPC Center user name and SMB/CIFS password)
# Click + button to add to favorites (optional)
# Click + button to add to favorites (optional)

Revision as of 16:05, 26 March 2012

Connecting to the Samba server

Mac OS X (10.7)

  1. Launch/command+tab to Finder
  2. Command+K
  3. Enter smb://samba.hpc.ufl.edu
  4. Connect (use HPC Center user name and SMB/CIFS password)
  5. Click + button to add to favorites (optional)


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The UF HPC Center has a samba server located at samba.hpc.ufl.edu.

To connect to the available shares click on your Start menu. Where the search entry area is located enter


A login box will appear for a username and password. Enter these and you should be connected to the system.

Note: If you are currently logging into the UF Active Directory (UFAD) domain, you may need to precede your username with "UFHPC\". So, if your username were normally "jsmith", you would instead enter


Changing Samba Passwords

To change your samba password (after your samba account has been created), do the following:

$ smbpasswd -r samba
Old SMB password:
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
Password changed for user <USERNAME>

As can be seen, the command will ask for the old password, then for the new password twice.

Administrative Reset

In the case that a user has forgotten their samba password, their password can be reset by logging into phpLDAPAdmin and changing the values of sambaLMPassword and sambaNTPassword to a known value.

Creating Samba Accounts

Note: This can only be done by administrators

If you would like Samba access to your HPC Center files, please file a help request at http://support.hpc.ufl.edu.