Linux Server on Mac Network

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  1. jasnw macrumors 6502

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    I have a bunch of USB drives that were built on various Linux systems and I want to set up a Linux server on my currently Mac-only home network to provide access to these drives. I know I can mount these drives on a Mac using MACFUSE, but I've found that the read performance is not that good. I also don't want to do this via a VM for similar reasons.

    I have also found that sharing drives between the Mac and Linux world is not for the faint of heart. Does anyone know of a good source for this specific configuration that covers the details on both the Mac (Mavericks for now) and Linux (Ubuntu) end of things?
     
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    It's rather trivial if you use Samba (Windows file sharing protocols)or Netatalk (Apple file sharing protocols) on the linux machine to share to Macs.
     
  3. jasnw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have been trying to do this "trivial" task for the better part of two days with nothing but frustration and endless googling. Can you provide me a link to a site where they spell out how this trivial task is accomplished using Mavericks?
     
  4. chrfr, Apr 24, 2015
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    chrfr macrumors 603

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    These would be installed on the Linux server you want to build, not the Mac.
    These directions should work for Samba. I wouldn't bother with Netatalk.
    https://www.howtoforge.com/setting-up-a-linux-file-server-using-samba

    NFS is also an option that's included in both Linux and OS X but setting that up can be a bit more complex.
     
  5. jasnw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just happen to be loading Ubuntu on my test platform, so this page might help out.
     
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