in finder press the go button, then connect to server. Type in smb://user@host/share
I havn't gotten this to work yet (probably because I'm not very familiar with windows networking or maybe because my pc has win 98), but it should work. If anyone knows more about SMB shares, please help .
I hope that there is some 3rd party program that will enable you to view SMB enabled servers. This is not an easy way to connect to them and it won't work for the average user. I tried many times today to connect to our NT servers, but could not. I didn't use the format you had specified smb://user@host/share name, I will have to try that tomorrow. Dave from Thursby has an easy to use browser, why doesn't OS X?
I have connected to mac osx from PC' s by way of samba (which did not have to be compiled to be installed), Dave, and by an appletalk protocol supplied by microsoft for some of their operating systems.
Samba is not as difficult as everyone makes it out to be by the way. You can get it with a web driven tool called SWAT, which allows very easy configuration and administration of the samba server. For me it was much easier to configure than Dave.