Sharing a CD drive over a network

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in macOS edited January 2014
On Windows, I was able to share my CD burner with other computers on my network. How can I do this on OS X.

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  • Reply 1 of 6
    dobbydobby Posts: 794member
    Now that must be the question of the year!

    Easy on window just share the drive.

    On some unixes just share /cdrom

    On OSX I don't think you can as OS X has no single mount point for just CDs but uses the rather silly /Volume/CD_NAME.



    The /Volume mount mount is also for foreign mounted drives as well!



    I know that with $ drutil status you can see the media in the drive.



    I've seen a finder script that allows you do do this on the macosxhints forums. I'll see if I can find the thread.



    Dobby.
  • Reply 2 of 6
    Then why I have I seen software for the Mac that allows you to burn discs over a network (I think it was Toast). If you share the drive over the network, then I wonder how software like this can burn a disk?
  • Reply 3 of 6
    aquaticaquatic Posts: 5,602member
    Yes Toast can do that.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    U can access a cd in a drive on another computer if there's a disc in the drive.



    Click network in the finder, log on to the other computer, then osx asks u if u would like to log into user or cd-drive...



    I guess it won't work between osx and windows...



    Is this what u want?
  • Reply 5 of 6
    I was just asking if it was possible in general.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    vox barbaravox barbara Posts: 2,021member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by drazztikka

    U can access a cd in a drive on another computer if there's a disc in the drive.



    Click network in the finder, log on to the other computer, then osx asks u if u would like to log into user or cd-drive...



    I guess it won't work between osx and windows...



    Is this what u want?




    This is the answer.
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