like many folks out there i had an pleasant surprise when i upgraded my mac to the new "Lion" version: i could no longer connect my NAS devices because [in their infinite wisdom] Apple had decided to disable the version of AppleTalk used to communicate to those devices. thankfully my newer devices (from Synology) had firmware upgrades made available that complied with the new Apple "standard." however legacy devices such as my first-gen Buffalo Terastation (yeah, i'm an early adopter) warranted no such attention from the manufacturer because they are so old.
i thought i'd lucked out when i found support documents
detailing how to hack my OS to re-enable DHCAST128, but even after applying this tweak i still cannot connect to Terastation with AppleTalk or Samba. it is crazy frustrating because *ALL* of my music is on that NAS array and my wife is pissed to no end that she can't listen to music all over the house (a nifty little system i'd set up using AirPort Expresses and iTunes....she LOVED it and was just getting hooked on it when Lion screwed it all up).
so.....what to do? i can connect to the Terastation NAS using a Leopard laptop through both SMB and AFP, but i have no way of migrating the music to another volume without buying a new drive or NAS (it is just too big).
i can confirm that DHCAST128 is not on the disallowed UAM list, so it SHOULD work...but it doesn't. if anybody out there has any clue as to how i can fix this i'd really appreciate it. i *tried* dealing with the chipper morons at the Genius Bar but they say i need to contact the NAS manufacturer (i went through THREE "geniuses" until i found one who knew what they were talking about, and only AFTER they called support. way to go, Apple).
thanks in advance