Mounting your SEAS home directory on a Mac OSX machine

From within the SEAS Network

Note: this will only work from a wired connection within the SEAS building complex.

1. In Finder, select "Connect to Server..." from the Go pull-down menu.

2. In the Server Address field, type:

smb://smb.seas.upenn.edu/ <username>

3. Click the Connect button.

4. The "SMB/CIFS File System Authentication" dialog box will appear.

5. Clear all text from the "Workgroup or Domain" field.

6. Enter your SEAS username and password.

7. An icon will appear for your SEAS home directory.

From outside the SEAS Network (On 10.6 - Snow Leopard)

1. From Terminal

  1. Run this command
  2. sudo ifconfig lo0 alias 127.0.0.2 up
  3. Enter your Mac admin password.
  4. Run this command
  5. sudo ssh -L 127.0.0.2:139:smb.seas.upenn.edu:139 username@ssh.seas.upenn.edu
  6. Enter your SEAS password.

to mount your SEAS home directory on /mnt/seas where <username> is your SEAS username.

2. From Finder

  1. Select "Connect to Server" from the "Go" pull-down menu. Under Server Address, type:
    smb://127.0.0.2/username

    where <username> is your SEAS username.

  2. The server login dialog box will appear. Log in using SEAS username and password, and window will appear with seas account contents. It make take around a minute for files to appear in window, depending on your network speed.

If you have any questions, please send an email to cets@seas.

From outside the SEAS Network (for other versions of OSX)

From the command line:

ssh -L139:smb:139 eniac.seas.upenn.edu -l <username>
/sbin/mount_smbfs -U <username> -f 600 -d 700 //127.0.0.1/<username> /mnt/seas

to mount your SEAS home directory on /mnt/seas where <username> is your SEAS username.

If you have any questions, please send an email to cets@seas.

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