Network servers are Windows file sharing compliant servers in your network operating on the SMB protocol. This means that you can easily use this protocol to transfer files to and from Windows servers as well as Mac OS servers with Windows file sharing enabled or Unix or Linux servers running SAMBA.
Configuring a Network Server connection
To create a Network server connection, go to the Servers tab in the Connect configuration and click on the green Plus icon at the bottom of the server list. You will need to specify a few general settings for the server before you can define the folders that you want to use for file transfers.
Name: Type a short, descriptive name for the server.
Description: The description field lets you type in additional information about the server, for instance its location or information pertaining to the folders it serves.
Protocol: Choose Network Server for file transfer operations to or from a Windows network volume (CIFS/SMB).
Host name: Type in the name or IP address of the host. (Typically servername, omitting the double backslash.)
Authentication: By default, the user account set as the Background Service account on the Global tab is used to access the volume. However, if this server requires other user credentials for access to the shares, select the Override Account checkbox and type in the required user name and password. If the user account is on a domain you can enter in the the separate domain field.
Test connection: Click on this button to verify that the server can be accessed with the provided user credentials.