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Re: Mac OS X and Debian Linux LAN research.

Paul E Condon wrote:
On Sun, Jan 08, 2006 at 10:18:35PM -0500, Chinook wrote:
Mac OS X and Debian Linux LAN research.

I am currently doing the Google shuffle and am posting this to try to make sure I don't miss something important.

I recently expunged Windoze from the PC on my LAN and installed Debian Etch (testing, kernal 2.6.12-1-686, Gnome desktop) GNU Linux (I feel so much cleaner now :-) My eventual goal is to do ObjC/Cocoa type cross-platform software development using GNUstep.

Preparation though involves getting the now isolated Linux box back on my LAN. Two considerations are file sharing (of course) and capturing system images of the Linux system in my Mac restoration strategy. On the Linux box one of my backup techniques is Mondo for bootable DVD system images, and the other is g4l (ghost for linux) with which I can clone to a local HD and/or image the Linux system to another system via ftp (vsftp suggested by g4l).

There are two internal 80GB HDs on the Linux box, and two internal 250GB HDs plus several external 250GB HDs (used for alternating clones) on my PMac G5.

I'm thinking NFS or ? and strictly avoiding Samba/NetWare/anything windoze related.

Any pointers and opinions would be greatly appreciated :-)

I use netatalk on Sarge. Three Macs on my network all find it as an
Appletalk server quite reliably. I use one of my Linux boxes for safe copies of Mac stuff. I don't try to access the Macs from the
Linux boxes. There are too many layers of obfuscation on the Mac for
me to feel like I know what I'm doing in that direction. I am definately
not a Mac expert.

Thanks for the reply Paul,

My understanding (which ain't all that great :-) is that "apple talk" mainly handles printer sharing - not file sharing. I need bi-directional file sharing in addition to printer sharing like I had setup with the Windoze OS. I also want to ftp linux system images to my Mac which (have not gotten this far yet) probably means setting up my Mac as some sort of local ftp server??

I also understand (same qualification) that netatalk will happily coexist with whatever I use for file sharing, so I'm "ass.u.ming" at this point that it will be part of the solution.
Lee C

Lee C

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