Thanks for the post.
At this time, Apple/Linux is not supported with Samsung televisions. The PC Share Manager is designed to work with Windows XP, Vista, and of course, Windows 7. The fact that it doesn't work with Apple/Linux isn't a point of it being "broken" - necessitating a fix, but that they aren't supported.
On the forum, I'm thrilled when people discover and post workaround options. The information is valuable to those looking for a solution. I'll be happy to send information you provide up for consideration, but I don't have any contacts in which I can put you in touch with, unfortunately.
I'm new on this forum. I'm a proud owner of BD-P3600, but PC-sharing in auto mode never worked for me, especially when using Mac or Linux boxes to share files.
Since I'm a computer programmer, I analyzed the problem through packet inspection and I found out why it does not work.
Tech talk ahead:
* Problem: sometimes auto mode cannot find any server in the network. Reason: BD-P3600 only talks to a LANMAN master browser, but does not trigger a new browser election. Workaround: on your Linux/Mac box, add these lines to smb.conf:
domain master = yes
local master = yes
preferred master = yes
os level = 65
* Problem: after having found a server in the network, BD-P3600 is unable to display the share folder list. Reason: BD-P3600 sends an invalid (malformed) NetShareEnum samba request. Windows is lenient and still reply. Samba on Linux/MacOSX is more picky and does not answer. Workaround: none found. I recompiled my own patched samba, but the bug should really be fixed in the BD-P3600 firmware.
Since this forum is followed by Samsung representatives, I'm more than happy to share my findings with the firmware programming team so to have them fixed. I would appreciate if I could get in touch with a Samsung programmer responsible for PC sharing.