Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 26th Mar 2011 02:00 UTC
Mac OS X When you run smbd -V on your Snow Leopard installation, you'll see it's running SAMBA version 3.0.28a-apple. While I'm not sure how much difference the "-apple" makes, version 3.0.28a is old. Very old. In other words, it's riddled with bugs. Apple hasn't updated SAMBA in 3 years, and for Lion, they're dumping it altogether for something homegrown. The reason? SAMBA is now GPLv3.
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RE[2]: Netatalk
by s_groening on Sun 27th Mar 2011 18:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Netatalk"
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Netatalk has worked very well for me for several years now, and it's been the main reason why Mac users at the office never notice they're dealing with a Linux server.

I haven't used it to serve home directories, but it works just fine for file sharing in general and I see no reason why it shouldn't work for home directories as well.

Integrating Netatalk in a Kerberos based SSO environment is also easily done.

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