Connecting to the Samba server
Mac OS X (10.7)
- Launch/command+tab to Finder
- Enter smb://samba.hpc.ufl.edu
- Connect (use Research Computing user name and SMB/CIFS password)
- Click + button to add to favorites (optional)
If you are using the GNOME desktop, there will be a Menu titled "Places" in the top, left corner of your screen. Click on it to open the menu, and select the option "Connect to Server...". That will open a dialog where you can select the service type, server, etc. Fill out the dialog like so:
- Service type: Windows Share
- Server: samba.hpc.ufl.edu
- Share: hpc (for /scratch/hpc), or homes (for /home)
- Domain: UFHPC
- Username: your Research Computing user name
- Password: your SMB password
The Research Computing 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:
- Login to hipergator.hpc.ufl.edu using ssh
- Do the following at the command prompt
[username@gator1 ~]$ smbldap-passwd -s Identity validation... enter your UNIX password: Changing samba password for username New password: Retype new password:
As can be seen, the command will ask for your current linux password, then for the new password for the Samba account twice.
Creating Samba Accounts
Note: This can only be done by administrators
If you would like Samba access to your Research Computing files, please file a help request at http://support.hpc.ufl.edu.