Networking macs onto PC LAN


Official Bartender
Any thoughts on doing this under OSX? The product of choice for previous OS versions would appear to be Thursby's DAVE, but there's no OSX version yet. There are a lot of posts all over the Interweb about Samba, but I can't suss out exactly what this would enable me to do, so if it would be worth all the hassle...
Samba: Make Mac shared volumes visible to PCs on the network. Free product.

Sharity: Make PC shared volumes visible to Macs on the network. Commercial product.

I use Samba, since once you have a visible share, you can basically go both directions; you just have to move the file to where you want it on the Mac after you transfer it over from the PC.

DAVE for X is in the works, though, from what I've read.

Cheers for that.

I checked out Sharity, and it appears there's a free OSX version which allows access to only one server for home users/hobbyists, which is what I guess I am. It's seriously easy to set up too, and nicely Aquafied.

There's a good free version for students, if there's anyone out there who's bin itching to get their Mac on a University LAN...