fwiw, I would love to have answers to these questions too. I have a very
similar environment and am interested in anything which reduces the amount
of droppings netatalk loves to pepper my directory tree with.
it is somewhat irritating that the directory structure osx employs when you
use, say, nfs or samba, is much cleaner than netatalk's. (oh, and not to
On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 6:00 PM, Jay Levitt <lists-netatalk@...> wrote:
> I'm using netatalk 2.0.3 to serve AFP on a home network; I am the only
> user. All I want to do is make it as seamless as possible for my Mac
> Pro desktop, running OS X 10.5.4 (Leopard), and my MacBook Pro laptop
> (also 10.5.4), to work with files on my server, running Fedora Core 9,
> which has one ext3 filesystem (xattr enabled). Mostly, I'm just editing
> source with TextMate, but I may find other uses later.
> I have no OS 9 Macs, or even pre-Leopard Macs. I will not be sharing
> the directories with any Windows clients. I *will* be giving the Mac
> full access to the root filesystem, so I'd prefer to avoid creating
> spurious files if the Mac doesn't need them.
> I've spent a little time reading the list archives, and:
> - I know I want options:usedots. That's easy. (I think.)
> - I *think* that options:noadouble is OK now. Right? I see a
> discussion from late 2007 about this, but I'm still put off by the "Try
> to avoid noadouble whenever possible" admonition in the man page. If
> options:noadouble will create the files whenever they're needed, why
> should I try to avoid it?
> - I think I want the dbd CNID back-end, since I don't have multiple
> users accessing things simultaneously; robustness is more important than
> superfluous scalability. But does Leopard even use CNIDs?
> - I am still unclear if I want adouble:osx. Since I have only OS X
> clients, that seems like the right choice. But, again, the man page
> warns me sternly against it. Is that warning accurate for my use case?
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