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Re: [OT] Network file sharing

Steven Hanley wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 13, 2001 at 09:51:45AM +0200, Christoph Schaefer wrote:
> > Salut,
> >
> > On Fri, Jul 13, 2001 at 07:24:37PM +1200, James Tyson wrote:
> > >
> > > I have NFS and SMB shares on my network for accessing things like my mp3
> > > and DivX archives, (SMB for my neighbor, who uses windows) and I was
> > > wondering what I can use to share files on my Linux box to my iBook when I
> > > have the misfortune of being in MacOS
> > Take a look at 'apt-cache show netatalk' and 'man afpd', the AppleTalk
> > Filing Protocol Daemon.
> as hideous as SMB is it still seems somewhat better than appletalk crud, I
> suggest just using SMB, all recent macos versions (8.something and above
> AFAIK) have good SMB support.

I've always hated Samba.  Not because samba sucks (Samba rocks), but
because windows does, and it can sometimes be an amazing hassle to
get samba configured right to deal with Windoze.  And every time M$
comes out with a new release of Windoh's the old working samba
config doesn't work anymore because unimatrix-bill changes things in
some idiotic way to just to break samba, I swear.  It was a lot
easier to get netatalk running on debian, in fact it was a snap
compared to some of the samba setups I've had to do.

But then again, we're talking about someone using DivX, so what can
I say.  Just kidding, really.


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