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: Netatalk
by macUser on Sat 26th Mar 2011 15:51 UTC in reply to "Netatalk"
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If you already use Linux, consider using Netatalk to serve your Time Machine backups!

After a couple of years' stagnation, development has catched up nicely. Netatalk now supports ACL's (Posix from Netatalk 2.2 (currently a beta release) and NFSv4 with ZFS (FreeBSD + Solaris/OpenSolaris) since 2.1), AFP 3.3 (Netatalk 2.2), Time Machine backups as mentioned earlier, extended attributes and network connect/reconect.

If it's Mac OS X you wish to support from Linux, AFP might be as good as (or better than) SMB, anyhow ;)

That is good to know. Can netatalk be used to serve up network homes?

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RE[2]: Netatalk
by theosib on Sat 26th Mar 2011 19:45 in reply to "RE: Netatalk"
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Just don't. You'll quickly find Netatalk to be a terribly disappointment.

I think I might trying NFS, but I was never able to get it working right.

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RE[2]: Netatalk
by s_groening on Sun 27th Mar 2011 18:19 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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