Access MacZFS via network from XBMC

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I have a ZFS RAID (zpool with three drives) hooked up to my Mac that I want to share in my LAN so that the XBMC client on my OUYA console hooked up to the television can read the drive and use it to stream my movies and television shows onto the television set.

I’ve searched around for a bit but so far haven’t found anything that helped me with it. I know that when connecting to the Mac with SSH I can’t just access the drive due to different formatting.

What do I have to do so that XBMC will be able to read it? How do I share it?


I think it is important to know what OSX you are running on and what version of XBMC.
For sharing you need to enable Windows Sharing
To do so, you need to navigate to your system preferences and turn on system sharing on the left under services. Then just select “Options” and check “Share Files and Folders using SMB (Windows)
After that just set up the account that you want to share with and set up the folders and everything.

Now for the issue you might encounter:
Since OS X 10.7 SMB protocol 2.0 is used and there were compatability issues… Since XBMC v 12.1 this issue is solved. If you are still on v11, you will need to upgrade. Or go for SMBUp…

For SMBUp you can follow this link:

That should solve al your problems.


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