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Re: [OT] Network file sharing

Windoze file-sharing has never been part of the MacOS.
You are thinking of either TCP file sharing (which has been round for
a while) or a 3rd party product.


Andrew Sharp said at ÒRe: [OT] Network file sharingÓ.
[13/Jul/01Fri 21:22]

> Ethan Benson wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, Jul 13, 2001 at 08:59:05PM +1000, Steven Hanley wrote:
> > >
> > > admittedly I and you both avoid macos to the extent of not
> having it installed
> > > or never booting into it, however I am pretty sure apple had to
> bow into the
> > > pressure annd make their desktop support the msot common
> network file system
> > > setup found in the corporate world a few years ago. I could
> boot into macos to
> > > confirm this but Ireally dont want ot. Every mac I have seen at
> uni has
> > > support for windows file sharing, and I am pretty sure it is
> standard in macos
> > > now days. (anyone else care to comment?)
> >
> > if it was it was VERY well hidden, i never saw any evidence of
> such a
> > thing in all varients of OS8 (which is what i used before dumping
> > macos) or in 9.0 or 9.1 which i only breifly tinkered with.
> >
> > > I seem to remmber windows file sharing being available in the
> chooser or
> > > whatever it is, and SMB printing also works from a standard
> macos install so
> > > hey.
> >
> > not in any MacOS i have ever seen.  the proprietary, expensive
> > commercial addon adds things to the chooser... (dave i think its
> called.)
> I think the mac's we had last year could do it, but it didn't
> matter, we never tried to use it, because we had netatalk file
> sharing up and working with printing working great in less than an
> hour.  God bless Apple for using postscript.  The windoze boxes and
> laptops had to wait three whole days for all the problems with SMB
> file sharing and printing to be ironed out.  The problems and bugs
> turned out to be all these boxes and laptops running the "same"
> windows98, but acting totally differently.  Even sailors don't curse
> like IT managers supporting windows, I know because I am/was both.
> a
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