On 24 Sep 2007, at 06:16, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
Ignore Martin he doesen't know how to get it running
so he's pulling the old "spurning what he cannot do"
refer to the Aesop fable "Fox and the Grapes" for more
If you run OS9 emulation under OSX you need AFP.
Many older print servers only speak AFP
AFP handles the split resource/data fork properly,
Samba does not. You will see this in a number of
To get it running:
define NETATALK in kernel and recompile
make WITH_SRVLOC=yes install
add the following in /etc/rc.conf:
then create the config file as such
BigMac _afpovertcp._tcp local. 548
BigMac _ssh._tcp Servers. 548
MUST BE TABS BETWEEN ITEMS and NEWLINE AT END!
BigMac is your servername
test with slptool findsrvs service:service-agent
and mDNSResponder lookups
your problem is that afpd only advertises over appletalk, not over
tcp/ip. Since your Macs are all OSX they don't listen to appletalk
announcements. They listen to appletalk-over-tcp/ip announcements
which use the rendezevous protocol which is what mdnsresponder is
One important note - try to keep the samba shares separate
from the appletalk shares. Samba clients do not update the
desktop file when they move/change/delete files which will result in
a corrupted desktop file. (ie: CNID database) If that happens do
(shares are listed at the bottom)
go to each share with the problem and rename the directory, ie:
mv .AppleDB .AppleDB-temp-backup
verify people can mount the shares and get to their files
Delete the .AppleDB-temp-backup dirs.
PS: Appletalk is older networking technology but there is
nothing wrong with it and it works no worse than newer
Thank you so much for this comprehensive reply. I can see there are
several things in there that I didn't get, as they were missed out in
my other guides. Seems like a small nightmare setting up netatalk,
hope it will be worth it!
Thanks again, I really appreciate it.
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