Connection between Mac and Solaris

I can't communicate between Solaris server and iMac, they don't see each other no by afp://, no by smb://
The same time I have no problem communicate via W7 laptop with smb:// with both of them.
But this is abnormal, please advise how to make visible Solaris from Mac and vise versa.
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wesly_chenConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Could your W7 see Solaris file system?
Could your W7 see iMac file system? (not iMac see W7 file system)

If none, then you need to either
1. Setup Samba on Solris so W7 and iMac can see Solaris file system
2. Enable file sharing for Windows on iMac as my post #35898771
What type of connection do they use?
Try running a port scan of the Solaris server's IP address (ie. from "Network Utility" on your iMac) to see if there is an open smb port.
gbcbrAuthor Commented:
I ping it well,
iMac-Office:~ gbcbr$ ping
PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.881 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.919 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=1.013 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.909 ms

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but when I go Finder =>Go =>Connect to server=> smb://
I have error message
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gbcbrAuthor Commented:
Port Scanning host:

	 Open TCP Port: 	22     		ssh
	 Open TCP Port: 	80     		http
	 Open TCP Port: 	443    		https
	 Open TCP Port: 	17988
	 Open TCP Port: 	17990

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It looks like smb is not accessible, maybe not running. Is there some firewall in the between theese machines?
gbcbrAuthor Commented:
No, both connected to Cisco ASA5505 in the same network.
But why Solaris ( easily connect to W7 laptop via smb?
Means port is smb open.
I never think that I'll use Windows as a bridge between Mac and Solaris.
On the iMac, go to
System Preferences --> Sharing --> Check the "File Sharing" on the left frame,
Then click "Options.." botton on right side, in the pop-up windows, check "Share files and folders using SMB(Windows)".
click "Done"'

Then you should be able to access you iMac via smb.
gbcbrAuthor Commented:
Please read question.
I can access iMac from W7 via smb, I cannot COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY BETWEEN MAC AND SOLARIS
Sorry, my bad.
Have you try the ftp? I mean enable ftp on iMac and ftp from Solaris to iMac?
gbcbrAuthor Commented:
No, I didn't try.
What I try to find, why I can't see iMac file system from Solaris and vice versa
> but when I go Finder =>Go =>Connect to server=> smb://
> I have error message
Could you please post the error message?

> But why Solaris ( easily connect to W7 laptop via smb?
How about W7 access Solaris? Could your W7 see Solaris file system?
If not, then there is no samba server running or directory sharing out on Solaris.

Besides, can W7 access iMac? (not iMac see W7 file system)
gbcbrAuthor Commented:
I have to configure Samba on Solaris, thank you
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