[Samba] Older Mac to SAMBA copy

Donald Werder aettinger1984 at comcast.net
Tue Oct 29 20:45:01 GMT 2002

I am not sure what the problem is but in the smb.conf file on the Samba 
server the following lines should be set to
preserve file name case for Macintosh applications:

preserve case = yes
short preserve case = yes

I have run Samba servers on Solaris and Linux machines with no problems 
connecting and transferring files to and fro from Mac OS 8.6, 9.2, and 
10.1.5 all running Dave. You should run at least Dave 3.1.

You can use netatalk. I have used it on Linux but you have configure 
that in Samba when you compile if you want them to work together. Or you 
can just use netatalk. I prefer Dave because it is actually easier to 
setup. You are also not adding another protocol to worry about.

Don Werder
aettinger1984 at comcast.net

>Subject: Re: [Samba] Older Mac to SAMBA copy
>From: "Bradley W. Langhorst" <brad at langhorst.com>
>To: Matt Nelson <matt at nelsonprinting.com>
>Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
>Date: 29 Oct 2002 11:53:23 -0500
>On Tue, 2002-10-29 at 10:41, Matt Nelson wrote:
>>I was planning to use (and that is what is installed now), DAVE by Thursby 
>>inc.  That allows SMB usage on a Mac.  Its the file corruption that is 
>>occurring on a mac to samba copy, that doesn't occur on a mac to samba VIA 
>>windows 2k wkstn that has me stumped.
>this is probably a bug in DAVE - i've had lots of problems with it
>>Any ideas folks?  *pleading*
>then listen to to the people who have told you this (including me)
>Sorry to repeat myself but you don't seem to get it.  Unless I
>misunderstand something about your situation samba is not the right
>choice for your application.  You should be using netatalk.
>really - not kidding - use netatalk 

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