[clug] Super Dumb question. Network filesystems: NFS, CIFS and ???

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Sat Apr 24 00:02:20 MDT 2010

On 24 Apr 2010, at 14:45, Daniel Pittman wrote:

> steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au> writes:
>> I presume Apple has something, but unique to their closed world.
> AppleTalk, in a range of varieties.

Technically, AppleTalk was the network protocol, filling the same gap as IP and TCP. LocalTalk was the AppleTalk-over-wet-spaghetti network, later on AppleTalk-over-Ethernet became the "standard" for Macs. A network printer couldn't be taken seriously if it didn't have both PostScript and AppleTalk support (eg: HP LaserJet 4M had both Ethernet with an AppleTalk/APS + IP/LPD stack and PostScript)

The file services were supplied by Apple Filsharing Protocol, or AFP. Not to be confused with the other AFP :)

The Unix daemon netatalk used to do localtalk/AFS/print sharing/etc.

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