Samba Access

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Connecting to the Samba server

Mac OS X (10.7)

  1. Launch/command+tab to Finder
  2. Command+K
  3. Enter smb://
  4. Connect (use Research Computing user name and SMB/CIFS password)
  5. 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:

  1. Service type: Windows Share
  2. Server:
  3. Share: hpc (for /scratch/hpc), or homes (for /home)
  4. Domain: UFHPC
  5. Username: your Research Computing user name
  6. Password: your SMB password


The Research Computing has a samba server located at

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: