Lawrence Gimenez

Sharing from Linux to macOS

Note: The OS versions I used here are macOS Sonoma 14 Beta 3 and Fedora Workstation 38.

On the first try, I was supposed to enable file sharing from macOS and access it on my Fedora machine. But Apple’s Samba did not work. So, I tried the opposite instead.

Install and Setup Samba on Fedora

sudo dnf install samba
sudo systemctl enable smb --now
firewall-cmd --get-active-zones
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=FedoraWorkstation --add-service=samba
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Make sure the user already exists in fedora, in my case lwgmnz@fedora.

sudo smbpasswd -a lwgmnz

Create the shared folder.

mkdir /home/lwgmnz/share
sudo semanage fcontext --add --type "samba_share_t" "/home/lwgmnz/share(/.*)?"
sudo restorecon -R /home/lwgmnz/share

Open smb.conf and add the values below.

sudo vim /etc/samba/smb.conf

Add the following settings at the end of the file.

        comment = My Share
        path = /home/lwgmnz/share
        writeable = yes
        browseable = yes
        public = yes
        create mask = 0644
        directory mask = 0755
        write list = user

Restart Samba.

sudo systemctl restart smb

Access time

Get Linux’s local IP address, in my case it is

ifconfig -a

On macOS, open Finder, Go - Connect to Server and enter smb:// and enter the username and password from the command line above.

The share folder will now appear.