OS X 10.9 Maverick

Ralph Böhme rb at netafp.com
Tue Jun 18 10:40:21 MDT 2013

Hi George,

Am 18.06.2013 um 17:49 schrieb George K Colley <gcolley at apple.com>:

> On Jun 18, 2013, at 7:30 AM, Ralph Böhme <rb at netafp.com> wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> Apple is moving to SMB2 as the default filesharing protocol in it's next OS X incarnation 10.9 Maverick:
>> <http://www.afp548.com/2013/06/11/smb2-and-you-saying-goodbye-to-afp-in-os-x-mavericks/>
>> Network traces reveal interesting stuff:
>> * is searching remote SMB2 volumes supported (aka Spotlight) ? Hint: the AFP network command is called FPSpotlight*RPC*
> Mac to Mac SMB has support Spotlight since OS X 10.7, there is nothing new here.

ah, I missed that being busy reverse engineering and implementing Spotlight w AFP/Netatalk.

>> * in which format is OS X specific stuff (FinderInfo, Ressource Fork) sent across the wire ?
> We have always supported FinderInfo and Resource forks using the Named Streams or with dot underbar files, depending in the server support.

I know, but I imagine things may break at subtle points, e.g. some applications and file formats still use resource forks larger then what fits into an extended attribute (vfs objectt streams_xattr). I'm also looking into compatibility issues on volumes that have been accessed or are accessed in parallel with Netatalk/AFP.


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