On OS X

You can access CIFS from a computer on the self managed network or while connected to the VPNTo mount a file system, go to the Finder and from the Go menu select Connect to Server "Finder>Go>Connect to Server". In the dialog box, enter the server address:

smb://cifs.cs.brown.edu

or to go directly to your user folder, enter:

smb://cifs.cs.brown.edu/dfs/home/<username>