Sharing files from Linux to Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by estutmirleid, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. estutmirleid macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2012

    I'm having a tough time getting my Debian Squeezy server to reliably offer up file sharing to my Mountain Lion Macs. NFSv4 is buggy and slow, Netatalk I can't get to work at all. I'd rather avoid Samba seeing is it's not native to either OSes.

    Anyone with experience of serving files from Linux to Mountain Lion able to help? :(

    I've asked on Linux forums but getting very little help there - guess there're not many Mac users there.

  2. stchman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2012
    St. Louis, MO
    Since Finder does not support SSH, just use the scp command from the terminal.

    Nautilus supports SSH OOB, so you can connect to your MBA and drag and drop files.
  3. estutmirleid thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2012
    I've not explained myself well. Let me clarify by providing an example of the eventual uses:

    The Linux server is headless (ie. has no display) and runs the command-line only. It would offer up a secure-ish gigabit LAN connection that allows Macs on the local network to mount several folders, hosted on the Linux server, for different tasks:

    1) To access and stream movie files - in this case, I could simply double-click the file without copying it to the local Mac and have it launch and play in Quicktime etc. directly from the remote server. I have gigabit LAN so the bandwidth is there.

    2) To access and view shared files, perhaps even remotely edit a text file.

    3) To act as a drop box, as an intermediary for transferring files from one Mac to another.

    NFSv4 has proven slow to begin transfers, slow to transfer and somewhat buggy regarding mounting and dismounting; I can't find a working tutorial for netatalk, though this seems like the best solution; and I'd rather avoid Samba as it's the only protocol not native to either of my OSes.

    Hopefully that helps :)
  4. Giuly, Mar 26, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013

    Giuly macrumors 68040


    Try WebDAW, or get Netatalk working.

    If both fails, FTP.
  5. estutmirleid thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2012
    I suppose WebDAV's an option. I'd rather get Netatalk working. Can you help in that regard?

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