Samba/CIFS is the standard way to store and access data in Shares from Windows,
Mac, and Linux clients such as desktops and laptops. In order to access a
Share, it must first be made available. See Create a Samba Export of a Share for details.
Once a Share is configured for Samba/CIFS availability, data can be stored
and accessed from various clients as described below.
On a Unix/Linux client, the Rockstor server will appear in the File explorer
application as an entry of the form Rockstor@<ip-address> under Browse
Network. Clicking on the server will display the available exported shares
that have Browseable true.
If the Rockstor server does not appear in the File explorer, a connection can
be made by selecting ‘Connect to Server’.
Connecting to a Share can be done by clicking on it, and authenticating as a
specific user who has permissions to access the Share, or as a guest user.
On a Mac OS, the Rockstor server will appear in the Finder sidebar, as an entry
of the form Rockstor@<ip-address>. Connecting to the server can be done by
clicking on the entry, and authenticating as a specific user who has
permissions to access the Share, (or as a guest user, if the Share has Guest OK
set to true) as shown below.
If the Share has browseable set to true, it will appear as a folder in the
Finder after successfully connecting to the server.
On the OSX command line, the available exported Shares will appear as folders