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Using Apple File Protocol in Open Suse

by tech_rules / December 29, 2008 9:12 AM PST

I was wondering if there was anyway that open suse could use AFP to share files with my macs. And if a fresh install of open suse can't is there any programs which I could download to make it possible.

Thanks in Advance

[Note: I am using Open Suse 11.1]

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While I'd cheat and use Samba.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 29, 2008 10:18 AM PST
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Netatalk
by white-bread / December 30, 2008 10:13 AM PST

Look for netatalk in the repositories. Install it, set it up, set up networking.

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more info
by tech_rules / December 31, 2008 4:01 PM PST
In reply to: Netatalk

I researched it a bit more and I find a few websites which say that the current version of netatalk didn't work with Leopard (something to do with encryption) I also read a website that said it didn't work with the 10.5.6 update. Pease help me? I was also wondering if netatalk did work would it show up in the finder.

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netatalk + avahi works fine...
by nyeates1 / January 11, 2009 2:45 PM PST
In reply to: more info

netatalk did work perfectly for me when I followed some really good instructions at the following linked website:

http://www.kremalicious.com/2008/06/ubuntu-as-mac-file-server-and-time-machine-volume/

I am running an Ubuntu box, so maybe it does better? Also maybe there are issues with certain versions of netatalk, but I had absolutely 0, which was amazing after spending months on NFS and SMB which are horse **** to configure and connect to. Only downside to AFP is that windows cannot connect to it.

Netatalk It will not automatically show in finder of mac clients. You have to setup the bonjour server called Avahi, which is also perfectly explained in above link.

-Nick Yeates-
http://www.nickyeates.com

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(NT) Thanks
by tech_rules / January 13, 2009 6:23 AM PST
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