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Chapter 7. Networking > Mounting Network Disks

7.2. Mounting Network Disks

Mac OS X gives you a number of ways to mount a remote filesystem (or a segment of one) as a disk accessible through the Finder. The remote system need not run under Mac OS; you can, for example, use SMB to connect to Windows machines, and NFS to mount filesystems on Unix computers.[2]

[2] On the other hand, Mac OS X isn't unique in offering cross-platform file sharing options, so it's quite possible to find yourself connecting to Unix machines via SMB, for example.

7.2.1. Mounting Through the Finder

The Finder's Connect to Server (-K) command gives you a simple interface for mounting remote disks locally. As Figure 7-8 shows, the Connect to Server window contains three ways to specify the server you'd like to mount:


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