Allen Reese allen at
Fri May 7 18:14:09 GMT 1999

samba doesn't support Atalk.  We run  netatalk, and samba on the same
machine.  It is a bear to setup.  Yep, NT services for ATalk allows you
to share stufff from an nt box via atalk.  Getting dave turned out to be
our best bet, it actually helped reduce our intransit print time.  Here is
the way things used to go:

NT box->samba->lpr->netatalk->TheMac->AtalkBridge->Laserwriter.
now it goes:
Nt Box->Dave_on_TheMac->AtalkBridge->Laserwriter.

it seems that you want a bunch of macs to access smb shared resources,
with netatalk or nt services for atalk, you can do this by rexeporting all
the shares the mac wants to see on appletalk, which is a pain. :)

Buy dave, if you can manage to. :)

Allen Reese
Senior Software Engineer
Driversoft, Inc.
allen at

On Sat, 8 May 1999, Dean Brissinger wrote:

> >1) You could probably hack netatalk to pass authentication to samba.
> >
> >2) Use macintosh services for NT (available with NT Server... I 
> >don't know if it's included with any of the bundles or if its an
> >extra-cost option).
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe SAMBA supports 
> AppleShare in the say MacOS Services for NT does.  From my 
> experience, the service allows you to create an additional share on 
> an NT box, that shares to an Appleshare network.  Since Macs have a 
> different scheme for setting share permissions, NT just creates a 
> whole new share.  I don't remember exact issues, but I know it was a 
> nightmare and getting DAVE was a much better solution.
> >"Anthony L. Sollars" wrote:
> >
> > > To All,
> > >
> > >         I have a mostly PC internet lab, with scattered PowerMacs 
> >around the
> > > school. What is the best way to get the macs to read the samba shares,
> > > while somehow taking use of our NT PDC. The NT box handles all the
> > > logins and profiles. To date, the only way I know of doing this is with
> > > a software package called "DAVE". Thanks for any input.

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