[Samba] HFS filesystem on linux + samba -> Mac

Mark Adams mark at campbell-lange.net
Thu Feb 21 12:50:11 GMT 2008

My recommendation to you would be to migrate the files off the hfs  
disk on to a standard Linux partition then share this to the macs  
using netatalk.

As far as I know there is no way samba can provide the extended attrib  
and resource forks that the macs require to see your files.


You could also manually give all your files extensions so that the  
macs can open them via samba, this eliminates the need for resource  


On 21 Feb 2008, at 11:12, David Greaves <david at dgreaves.com> wrote:

> Hi
> A friend has a disk with an hfs filesystem on it; we'd like to move  
> it to a
> Debian (etch 2.6.18-6) box and share it via samba 3.0.24.
> I can mount the hfs disk and see the files on the linux box : good
> I can share a normal (xfs/etx3) fs via samba to the Mac : good
> Although I can share the hfs fs via samba, the extended attributes  
> are not
> visible; so the existing files on the hfs filesystem are not useable  
> (silly Mac!)
> When I use samba/xfs we and create a file called 'DGTest' we see a  
> file called
> "._DGTest"
> I'm not sure if the Mac is doing this or if Samba is.
> Either way is there a way to make samba present the hfs filesystem  
> attributes as
> ._NNN files
> David
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