[linux-audio-user] RE: mounting network drives for dummies?

Arthur Moore art at infinitybox.net
Sun Nov 2 14:12:34 EST 2003

> a shot in the dark here, but i have a similar problem regarding huge 
> sample libraries on my Mac. despite having hfsplus 1.0.4 installed on 
> the redhat machine and OS X's samba active, i can access the volume 
> from redhat, but can't access any files...
> anybody overcome these obstacles?
ok I think you might be confusing things a little bit here...

hfsplus is going to help you only if you take the hard drive out of your 
mac and put it into your pc. hfsplus is a filesystem. What you're 
dealing with here is a network protocol. so:

These are the filesystems that a local machine would use on it's hard 
Windows: Fat32 and NTFS
Linux: ext2,ext3, ReiserFS, XFS, JFS (oh and it can read NTFS, Fat32, 
and HFS/HFS+)

The network Protocols (SMB, AFS) are what we use access filesystems 
across the network.
So if you're accessing files on your Mac from your Linux box, you can 
use NFS or SMB. If you are accessing files on your Linux box from your 
Mac then you can use AFS(appletalk), SMB, or NFS.

Ok so this is pretty confusing. What I'm trying to say is that to talk 
the network protocols (AFS,SMB,NFS) you don't need the filesystem 
support for the other system (HFS+, or NTFS in a windows situation.) 
because everyone is talking the network protocol.

Ok so here we go. Nice and simple.

I'm on my mac. I want to copy files from my linux machine. if I have 
samba installed on my linux machine, I can use samba.

apple-k (open up the Open Servers dialog)

then you authenticate and go from there.

you can also install netatalk on Linux and use the AFS (appletalk) 
protocol to connect to the linux box.


ok so now I'm on my linux machine. I want to connect to the mac:
enable windows sharing on your mac.

then in KDE Konqueror or in Nautilus type in:

it will authenticate you and you should be able to copy stuff over.

I won't discuss NFS, because I don't like it. It's a pain.

I've used appletalk over the last two and a half years, and I have never 
seen any problems. It seriously just works. I even setup a music server 
for my universities music library using linux and netatalk when they 
couldn't afford mac OS X server.

So good luck.


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