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OS X Leopard :: Unable To Connect Via AFP Or SMB To Other Machines

I get my MacBook in a buisness ethernet online. It works fine, I got Internet, Lotus Notes does fine and I have access to some applications using Citrix.But I need to share some files. With MacOS 10.4.11 I simple used the point: Connect to server from the Finder menue and choosed my sever.Also I was able via SMB to get access to shared folders on local Windows machines,

Also I connect to the Apple of our Print Service office via AFP, like

Some of you Novell Servers used Novall native file access, and so I was alos able to connect some server volumes via AFP....

But equal which service I use, I get the error message, the the thing I enterd is not a valid URL syntax...

But as mentioned above, I have the correct and valid connection information entered, with the given SMB:// or AFP:// and the given Server / Workstation Name, Company informations.... Same if I enter a IP Adress, like the IP Number of our PrintService Apple. Also here the error occurs, that I haven't entered a valid URL information.

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