[Samba] ANNOUNCEMENT: New Project- Baltra (AFP/SMB services compatibility)

jra at dp.samba.org jra at dp.samba.org
Wed Jan 29 20:10:35 GMT 2003

On Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 11:51:25AM -0800, Philip Edelbrock wrote:
> (This is a brief announcement of a focused development/refinement of the 
> Netatalk project.)
> The primary goal of Baltra is to provide a Mac OS X compatible AFP file 
> sharing service with Samba 3.0 compatibility.  We are hoping to have an 
> AFP file sharing daemon which can run in parallel with Samba 3.0 to 
> provide seemless file sharing amoungst SMB-based clients (Windows and 
> MacOS-X) as well as keeping good MacOS-9 client support (via AFP).
> Specificly, here's what we are trying to do:
> - Save files on the server in such a way as to be compatible with OS X 
> (resource forks and attributes should be preserved and safely accessable 
> via SMB or NFS)
> - Build on OS X as well as Linux servers
> - Be compatible with OS X clients
> - Preserve compatibility with Mac OS 9 clients
> Also desired:
> - Easy maintenance (simplified code for faster development/debugging)
> - High Security
> - Efficient/fast - Rock-solid reliability
> We need developers and testers!  If you are interested in helping out, 
> surf over to our web site:
> http://www.baltra.org/
> Phil and the Baltra Team

Are you taking this code GPL ? If so, there's a bunch of stuff Samba
can share with you to seamlessly interoperate. If you're still under
the original Netatalk license then I'm afraid it's really difficult
to share Samba code with you....


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