OSX and Freebsd : what could be a good setup

Charles Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Fri Apr 2 10:40:07 PST 2004

On Apr 2, 2004, at 4:23 AM, Panna wrote:
> Until now I used a windows laptop with xp and the files where shared 
> with samba.  So I thought that using an unixoid os would bring some 
> advantages :-)
> I think that I'll use hfs+ on the emac.
[ ... ]
> The freebsd server should act as mail and news-server and also as file 
> server.
> Do I have to put the data on a fat32-slice?


> If I setup a nfs-mount on the freebsd server and copy data from OSX to 
> it, is the data readable from Freebsd without the hfs port?

Yes, NFS lets you share files without worrying about whether the local 
filesystem is HFS+, UFS, or anything else.  If you've already gotten 
Samba working, you could use that to share files instead of setting up 
NFS: both work fine, but Samba filesharing might work a little better 
since the Finder supports it a little more gracefully...


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