Mac and Linux compatibility

drgnswrd ulist at gs1.ubuntuforums.org
Tue Sep 5 05:15:37 BST 2006


Thank you for the suggestion.  I tried it and the Mac displays an error
message that it cannot connect.  I tried by host name and by IP
address.  There was the same result.  



All three machines must be running Samba, because mac and ubuntu can
both talk to the xp machine, but ubuntu and mac cannot talk to each
other.  I can ping ubuntu from mac and mac sees that ubuntu exits, but
that's it.  



Why would they not talk to each other over a common system?  Is there a
setting I need to set on either machine that isn't documented?





Chris Farber;1463848 Wrote: 
> Well, sharing files between Mac OS X and Linux can be accomplished  

> one of three ways:

> 

> Samba(Linux) - Samba(OS X)

> NFS

> Running netatalk on linux

> 

> I've found NFS to be my preferential way of sharing files. This  

> requires you to use the "insecure" option in /etc/exports on linux,  

> at least if you would like to be able to mount easily via Finder,  

> although there are more complex ways of dealing with NFS mounts on  

> Mac OS X (which NFSManager can make easy).

> 

> An easy way to make sure you're using samba is to press Cmd-K in  

> Finder, which will open up the "connect to server" window, and enter  

> in "smb://hostname-or-ip-address".

> 

> Chris

> 

> On Sep 4, 2006, at 10:52 PM, drgnswrd wrote:

> 

> >

> > I'm having the same issue as the below user.  I have a network of 3

> > machines, a Dell running WinXP, a mutt machine running Ubuntu 5.10

> > (recently converted from Debian), and a Mac iBook running OSX
> 10.4.7.

> >

> >

> >

> > Ubuntu and XP will file share.  Mac and XP will file share.  Mac and

> > ubuntu will not file share.  In fact, Finder on the Mac locks up  

> > when I

> > try to connect to the Ubuntu machine.  I know I must be using Samba

> > between Ubuntu and XP, and between Mac and XP.  How can I tell if
> I'm

> > using Samba or NFS or something else between Mac and Ubuntu?  What
> can

> > I do about it? if it is using Samba, why isn't it working?

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > Charles Yao;331334 Wrote:

> >> Is mac and ubuntu compatible? Is it possible to share files and

> >> printers?

> >

> >>

> >

> >> Charles

> >

> >>

> >

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