Do I really need Leopard Server?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by ironjaw, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. ironjaw macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2006
    Cold Copenhagen
    I've just installed Debian Linux on a pc that I use to run as a NAS. (I tried FreeNas but somehow it did not work - did not mount properly with the accurate user permissions)

    I use the Linux machine as NAS and it automounts a AFP share on two macs that I have which I have called Documents

    I want to be able to log on with my username on both of my macs and have my desktop, mail, documents available.

    Do I need to buy Leopard Server and a Mac to do this or can I do something in Debian Linux?
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Leopard Server will come with software to alow this but your Linux system likely already has this same software. There are quite a few ways to make this work. If you can mount up user home directories to both Macs you are 80% or more of the way there. No. You don't need a Mac OS X Server.

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