OS X Lion: Connecting to older SMB servers that do not support UNICODE or NT style commands
Learn how to connect OS X Lion to older SMB servers that do not support UNICODE or NT style commands. This includes Microsoft Windows 98 and some Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices that use the Windows 98 version of the SMB protocol.
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You can determine if you are trying to connect to a device that only supports the earlier protocol by looking for a message such as this in the system.log:
"smb_smb_negotiate: Support for the server SERVER_NAME has been deprecated (PreXP), disconnecting"
To enable OS X Lion to connect to this device, execute the following Terminal command:
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