Mac OS X comes with Windows-compatible networking support built in, via the Samba software mentioned earlier in the chapter. This means that Macs running OS X can connect directly to drives and folders shared by Windows computers. You don’t even need to use the command line; the Mac GUI manages the Samba client and server components for you.
This section shows you how to use Windows shared files from your Mac, and how to share files from your Mac for use by Windows. To see how to set up file sharing on Windows, see Chapter 21, “Using a Windows Network.”
On OS X 10.5 and later ...