Mac and Linux Networking

mike9010

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Aug 6, 2002
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I am trying to network a linux box and a tibook running OS X (10.1.5). I am curious if any of you have any tips, or possibly online links to tutorials covering this?

I have tried samba, but to no avail. Maybe I am doing something wrong.

Anyways, thanks in advance for any help you provide.
 

balliet

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Dec 21, 2001
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I'd just use NFS. See "man 5 exports" for help on the linux side. On the OS X side there is a porgram called "NFSManager" (probably on versiontracker) that will handle the netinfo configuration for the NFS server.

To mount your Linux volume on OS X just use the "connect to server" option in finder and enter "nfs://mylinuxbox/some/dir"

To mount your os x volime on linux, just run mount myosxbox:/some/dir /mnt/whatever

This little explanation probably wasn't detailed enough. I am sure there are a few NFS howtos out there, check out www.linuxdoc.org

You could also used samba too, but using a windows protocol for going from unix to unix is kinda dumb :)

-Brian
 

evildead

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Jun 18, 2001
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WestCost, USA
network?

what do you mean by network? just transfer files? Remotly log in? Secure connections? Mounting drives or folders on the other computer?

-evildead
 

UncleRage

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Aug 8, 2002
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Hey Mike --

If you want to use Samba, I'd recommend starting here:

http://www.opensource.apple.com/projects/documentation/howto/html/osxsmb.html

I personally utilize Netatalk. I've found it provides seemless support for my network (two Linux boxes -- 1 YDL 2.3 & 1 RH 7.2 -- an OS X box & a powerbook running 8.6 & 9.2). You can find more about Netatalk here:

http://www.umich.edu/~rsug/netatalk/

Balliet also makes a good point (concerning NFS). It really comes down to what you want to do. If it's just swapping some files -- NFS is quick and easy. If you want to share peripherals... you might find Netatalk to offer a more robust solution.

Either way, good luck.