How to verify that your MAC can authenticate to an OES server over AFP or CIFS

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  • 08-Apr-2016
  • 08-Apr-2016


Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES 11) Linux


Can't connect with the server using Kanaka via AFP or CIFS.

Kanaka will never work if CIFS and/or AFP are failing.

How to verify whether or not you can authenticate from a MAC via CIFS or AFP to an OES server without using the Kanaka client.


This comes directly from the Novell Kanaka for Mac 2.8.2 Installation and Administration Guide.

  1. From a Mac, log in with a local account.
  2. Press Command+K.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • For Macs connected via AFP, type afp://IP_ADDRESS, press Return, then click Connect.
    • For Macs connected via CIFS, type cifs://IP_ADDRESS, press Return, then click Connect.

  1. Log in as a user that has storage on the server.

This should be a user that you intend to be a Kanaka for Mac user.

After authentication, you should see volumes that are accessible via AFP or CIFS.