Connecting linux to OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 5300cs, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. 5300cs macrumors 68000

    5300cs

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2002
    Location:
    japan
    #1
    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but..

    I'm using Yellow Dog Linux and would like to connect it to my OS X machine ... how would I go about doing this?

    I tried searching the forums but kept getting a message about my search being too few words or something...

    Any help appreciated!
     
  2. maradong macrumors 65816

    maradong

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2003
    Location:
    Luxembourg
    #2
    by enabling the ftp server on mac os x, by enabling the smb server ?
    or do it the other way around, run the smb server on yellow dog, and access it on os x
     
  3. daveL macrumors 68020

    daveL

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2003
    Location:
    Montana
    #3
    I'd use NFS mounts, since NFS is native to both Linux and OS X. Seems odd to use SMB/MS file share between two flavors of Unix. NFS will map file permissions and such and probably give you better performance, although I've never benchmarked the two configs.

    Anyway, just share a file system from one machine and mount it on the other. Make sure you have onwerships and file system permission set so that you can read and write to the shared file system.

    HTH
     
  4. maradong macrumors 65816

    maradong

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2003
    Location:
    Luxembourg
    #4
    Nfs will not just probably give him better performance, it will give him better performance. Samba is also very cpu intensive if there is much traffic,
     
  5. wilburpan macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    #5
    I'm also trying to network my iMac to my Linux box. I've managed to use Netinfo to set up the iMac as the NFS client, and set up my Linux box as the NFS server. I now have a shortcut on my iMac desktop that will allow me to browse files on my Linux box. The problem is, I can't write to the Linux box from the iMac, although I can copy files from the Linux box to the iMac. My /etc/exports file on the Linux box has my shared folder options as (rw).

    Anyone know why I can't send files from my iMac to my Linux box?
     
  6. daveL macrumors 68020

    daveL

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2003
    Location:
    Montana
    #6
    Permisssions and/or ownership of the exported Linux file system. Is the exported file system owned by root? Are you root on the iMac?
     
  7. wilburpan macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    #7
    Problem solved:

    I needed to make sure that the uid's were the same on both computers. I had the same user name on both computers, but with different uid's. From what I understand, it's the uid that's important. Once I fixed that, NFS worked as expected.

    Ironically, once I got it going, i ditched NFS in favor of FTP. NFS was faster than Samba, but FTP file transfers were much much faster than NFS file transfers.
     

Share This Page