Saturday 4 November 2023

More on macOS SMB sharing

As a follow-up to an earlier post: -

I hit this problem again and referred back to my post, and also to Dan's post: -

digging further into the firewall settings on my Mac mini

Having noticed that smbd did NOT appear in the list returned by 

/usr/libexec/ApplicationFirewall/socketfilterfw —listapps

I looked again at the firewall settings: -

and explicitly added smbd via it's path: -


and also enabled smbd via 

 /usr/libexec/ApplicationFirewall/socketfilterfw --unblockapp /usr/sbin/smbd

Incoming connection to the application is permitted

Now it looks better: -

/usr/libexec/ApplicationFirewall/socketfilterfw --listapps

ALF: total number of apps = 4

1 :  /System/Library/CoreServices/
  ( Allow incoming connections )

2 :  /Applications/
  ( Allow incoming connections )

3 :  /usr/sbin/smbd
  ( Allow incoming connections )

4 :  /System/Library/CoreServices/
  ( Allow incoming connections )

and, even better, I can access the Mac Mini via SMB from other Macs without issues

Nice !

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