> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wynne, Conor [mailto:Conor.Wynne at compaq.com]
> Sent: 14 February 2001 09:23
> To: 'Niall O Broin'; 'ilug at linux.ie'
> Subject: RE: [ILUG] Mac's and Wintel and Linux....
>>> What about if I update the macs to MacOs X? Does it look the
> same to the
> users, and can they run existing apps? I heared its based on
> Java and has a
> BSD 4.x core so it has to rock, no?
Not too sure on this one.. Only running Mac OS 9 here.
> Surely this way I could mount the samba server and Windozs
> PC's at the same
> time? After all, it unix...
I think you'ld still face the same problem of the samba share. If the MacOS X is unix based then you may be able to get away with NFS shares off the Linux Box.
> (These are professional machines so I don't wan't to mess them up)
>> Does anyone have any experience with this, is it as fast as
> the mac-os? The
> machines are those coloured ones, can't remember the models
> but are recent.
>> I like you're idea about mounting the ip, do you know from
> which version of
> MacOS this is supported?
I think it's supported in MacOS 9 as I didn't use the Chooser to get to the machine. But the Linux Server still had to be running the appletalk stuff, I think the network fileing system (afpd?? or something). Again it's just as easy getting the full netatalk up and running!
When I said slow I meant when the Mac first boots. It can take a while for it to get itself connected, but once connected it's very good. Much better than a Windows Share at least!
There doesn't seem to be a performance hit on the Linux Box with the netatalk running. Just remember to set up what you want to share out....
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