CrossNodes: Lash Macs to Your Network With Netatalk
Aug 08, 2002, 11:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)
"One of the more "fun" chores for the network administrator is
making mixed platforms play together. Vendors, of course, want
nothing but their product line in your shop, untainted by
competitor's offerings. Users usually have other notions. Netatalk
is a kernel-level implementation of the AppleTalk Protocol Suites,
enabling a UNIX server to supply Appletalk file and print services.
Combine it with Samba to create a *nix, Apple, and Windows LAN
operating together in happy harmony.
"Here are some guidelines for deciding if Netatalk is a good
choice for you:
- "you already have a *nix server, with established user
- "users running Mac desktops
- "smaller LAN or department needing basic file and print