I noticed whenever I plugged in my iPod Touch that a network link would show up in finder, but whenever I tried to Connect to it, it would fail, that is until I clicked the "Connect As" button and put in: "root" with my set "password" and BOOM I was able to access my iPod with ease. . .
In windows I had to use Total Commander with the T-Pot plugin. . .
heck with SSH and FTP and setting up servers and all that just to access my iPod. . .