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Old 03-27-2010, 04:20 PM   #1
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New to linux, problem finding AFP fileserver programme for OSX on ubuntu 9.10


I'm new to linux as of yesterday (have gone for ubuntu 9.10 64bit), have had reasonable success installing several programmes (xbmc, vlc, chrome) and i am investigating what other programmes emulate those that i am used to in windows world.

My fiancee is a graphic designer, she uses a mac to do all her design at work and at home, her storage for some of these huge files is pretty bad - a very old mac g4 server that is dead slow; any problems (which there are many) and i am asked to sort it out.
My solution is to host the files on my new linux box, i thought i had found the solution in a website searchable with 'make ubuntu a perfect mac server'
The instructions mention hardy heron, which could be the problem, the installation comes up with errors. I can post if needed later.
Is there a new installation package or instructions to set up a working afp fileserver on ubuntu ? (and it can handle fully resource and data forked files, on OSX not the newest version 10.4 i think it is)

Sorry if the question is stupid or too vague, but as i say i'm new to this field and not in my comfort zone of knowing where to look fully for the right information.

Old 04-02-2010, 12:36 PM   #2
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Is there any reason you need AFP?
I have Mac + linux server, but I just use SAMBA for filesharing. This works great, with good performance. If your fiancee uses Aperture for instance, you can easily relocate masters from aperture to a Samba share. Samba is easy to setup, but user-access can be a bit tricky. Personally I use webmin ontop of debian or ubuntu to manage my linux as a fileserver. Then you have a webinterface so you can remotly access it.

You should also think about setting up a software RAID to get higher physical disk redundancy. Then also use a backup solution as Crashplan. This is a perfect combination for me.

PS! to connect to a samba share from OSX: From finder, press Go->Connect to server, then fill in : smb://name_of_your_server_or_ipadress/name_of_the_share_you_create.



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