You Got FILEserved! jk

John Ruschmeyer jruschme at
Sun Mar 13 22:10:22 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-03-13 at 13:56 -0500, Matthew S-H wrote:
> ______________________________________________________________________
> OK.  Sorry for the slightly erratic subject line.  I just felt like
> being silly for a second.

Actually, I liked it. :-)

> Anyway...
> I want to be able to access the hard drive of my Ubuntu machine over a
> wireless network from a MacOS X computer.

First the basics, you've really got three main options for the file

	- NFS (unix standard)
	- SMB (Windows standard)
	- AFP (MacOS standard)

Under ubuntu, you would implement these by installing the
'nfs-kernel-server', 'samba', or 'netatalk' packages.

Samba is probably the most versatile since Apple touts the SMB suport in
MacOS X and it would give you the future ability to support Windows
clients as well. 

Also take a look at the mdnsresponder package. With a bit of config
magic, it should be possible to have this all automagically work under


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