If you are experiencing troubles with SMB connections in OS X Mavericks, you can try forcing the use of the prior SMB protocol.
Apple will be replacing its longstanding AFP networking technology with SMB2 as the default networking protocol in OS X Mavericks.
After upgrading to OS X Lion, some people who have used Windows file sharing may not be able to disable this setting.
Fixes for IE bug revealed in Pwn2Own contest and holes in Server Message Block software for client and server are among 64 holes addressed in 17 bulletins.
An ongoing issue that people have had with the latest 10.6.3 update is with changes to the Finder's handling of files when copying to mounted SMB shares.
Since installing 10.6.3, a number of people have complained about limited connectivity when using Windows file sharing (SMB or Samba) over the network, resulting in permissions errors when copying files to NAS drives.
Company warns customers that exploit code for the Server Message Block hole is available and suggests a workaround until a patch is ready.
The Finder may not be able to rename folders on SMB shares when in column view. This seems to happen only on Unix and Linux machines running Samba version 3.3.x or higher.
Patch Tuesday will include 13 bulletins fixing 34 vulnerabilities including zero-day flaws in Microsoft Server Message Block and Internet Information Services.
Two additions to the Epson WorkForce line of multifunction printers add print, scan, and fax functionality to your SMB arsenal.