who do I interface an apple to samba?
I have to put a new Apple desktop on my Samba network
next week. (The Samba server currently has 65 Windows
clients on it.)
Not to ask too stupid a question, but does anyone
know of a guide or how to that gives me the "directions" on
how to do this?
Re: who do I interface an apple to samba?
> I have to put a new Apple desktop on my Samba network
> next week. (The Samba server currently has 65 Windows
> clients on it.)[/color]
1) enable SMB on the Mac w/s.
2) switch on AppleTalk on your server.
For the Mac's use of SMB: RTFM. I think it is built in, but check.
Netatalk is the AppleTalk implementation for Linux. The Mac user(s) will get
a server that looks exactly like another Mac.
However beware that you get lots of extraneous files that might confuse your
Windows users. Mac FS files have "resource forks"; this is a linked list
that is managed by MacOS. All the non-Mac implementations I have seen use a
separate "hidden" file to hold it. The "data fork" is held in an ordinary
file. In netatalk there is a hidden directory. So for each file "fred"
there will be a ".AppleDouble/fred" to contain the resource fork.
If your Mac user wants some file space away from the Windows ones then there
will never be a problem. However if they exchange files these AppleDouble
files can be a pain. Most of the time they can simply be discarded, but
netatalk will re-make them.