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Antoine Quint is an SVG Consultant and Research Engineer at Fuchsia Design in Paris, France, where he lives with his cat Stig Elmer. He also likes to tell people about XML and SVG at conferences held in nice places, write his "Sacré SVG!" column for XML.com and attend meetings of the W3C SVG Working Group -- to which he is an invited expert. He's also got a book in the works with his friend Robin Berjon.

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Monday January 20, 2003
12:01 PM

Mac OS X Question

[ #10087 ]

Since a lot of people here use OS X and are quite knowledgeable, I thought I would post my OS X question. Here is the problem I have: I have an OS X iBook and an XP box on my home network. On my XP box I have created a network drive that always give me access to my iBook in a simple way from Explorer, and I only put the password once. On OS X, when I want to connect to my XP box, I have to do Apple+K in the Finder to "Connect to Server", then have to retype my username/password each time (although I ask it to add it to my keychain), and when I log out and log back in the network drive unmounted itself. Is there any way to do this a bit more automatically? I would very much like to have my XP shares show up as a mounted drive automagically when I log in and preferably not type my username/password each time too. Any help is greatly appreciated!!

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  • This problem really annoys us all at work. I've completely failed to find a reference to it in the Apple knowledge base [apple.com] either. I'd love to find a solution ;-)
    • Have you tried making an alias to the mounted drive? (command-L should do the trick). Or just drag it onto your finder toolbar. Upon reboot/whatever you should be able to simply double-click/click the alias and have it ask for authentication details. If that's too much of a pain you can use a .nsmbrc containing your connection details; the password need not appear as simple text but can be encrypted using

      smbutil crypt mypasswordhere

      and then inserted into the .nsmbrc in that form.
      The .nsmbrc file is detai