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.
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.
Synology releases the DS409slim, an NAS server for SMB environments that offers advanced functionality and a compact design by supporting 2.5-inch hard drives.
Untangle CEO Bob Walters suggests the key to a winning SMB market strategy is to go long on open source and ease of use, while keeping complexity at arm's length.