[Samba] Re: [Netatalk-devel] AFP_Resource files when copying files from NTFS volumes viaexplorer

Pablo Marques pmarques at herald.com
Wed Apr 17 09:25:02 GMT 2002

You should use a Macintosh to copy macintosh created/edited files between servers.
Those <file_name>:AFP.... are the mac resource forks on the NTFS filesystem.


Andre Schild wrote:

> Hello,
> I din't find any infos about this "problem" in the archives, nor in the
> different nttp groups
> We have multiple NT 4.0 servers with AFP activated.
> When we copy files via the windows explorer from a W2K workstation to a
> linux samba server, then we always get multiple files on the samba
> drive.
> We gat a file named like the original file on the NT server, OK
> We get sometimes file named <original-filename>:AFP_Resource:$DATA
> We get sometimes file named <original-filename>:AFP_AfpInfo:$DATA
> According to this link,
> http://faqchest.dynhost.com/linux/ATALK/linux-99/linux-9906/linux-990602/linux99061112_03485.html
> this are the additional streams present in the NTFS filesystem for the
> macintosh resource parts.
> We use those servers since 3-4 years now, and until the last samba
> upgrade to 2.2.3a-15 (On SuSE 7.2Prof.) we didn't get those additional
> files.
> Any ways to either supress those files when copying them via explorer,
> or make them in the "correct" .AppleDouble folder as used by netatalk
> When I copy the files via windows commander (something like norton
> commander for windows) then those additional files don't get created.
> A. Schild
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