Antw: [Samba] Re: [Netatalk-devel] AFP_Resource files when copying files from NTFSvolumes viaexplorer

Andre Schild A.Schild at
Wed Apr 17 09:42:05 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


yes, of course those are the resource parts of the NTFS system.
But since we are a crossplatform company who has mac + w2k as clients
and linux + nt servers, we realy have this problem.
And we work on projects where both platform clients must be able to
copy/move files, no matter who created them.
(We don't care about the resource forks, since the crossplatform stuff
anyway doesn't have any real infos in there)


Andre Schild wrote:

> Hello,
> I din't find any infos about this "problem" in the archives, nor in
> 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
> 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,

> this are the additional streams present in the NTFS filesystem for
> 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
> files.
> Any ways to either supress those files when copying them via
> or make them in the "correct" .AppleDouble folder as used by
> When I copy the files via windows commander (something like norton
> commander for windows) then those additional files don't get
> A. Schild
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