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Macintosh related configuration
Debian stable binaries, configuration samples
Debian Sarge ships with the outdated netatalk 2.0.2, which wouldn't be too problematic if it wasn't missing a feature, uams_dhx, a secure authentification mechanism (which is still missing in Testing, by the way). Here's how to get and set up an improved Debian package.
apt-get install cracklib-runtime libpam-cracklib netatalk /etc/init.d/netatalk stop wget http://hvkls.dyndns.org/downloads/netatalk_2.0.3-4_powerpc.deb dpkg -i netatalk_2.0.3-4_powerpc.deb
You might see unresolved depencies and recommendations, apt-get install each of them, until dpkg -i is satisfied.
Here's a sample /etc/default/netatalk, for AFP-only connections (which is what most people want), and moderate load on the system:
AFPD_MAX_CLIENTS=10 ATALK_NAME=`/bin/hostname` ATALK_MAC_CHARSET='MAC_ROMAN' ATALK_UNIX_CHARSET='LOCALE' AFPD_UAMLIST="-U uams_dhx.so" AFPD_GUEST=nobody ATALKD_RUN=no PAPD_RUN=no CNID_METAD_RUN=yes AFPD_RUN=yes TIMELORD_RUN=no A2BOOT_RUN=no ATALK_BGROUND=yes export ATALK_MAC_CHARSET export ATALK_UNIX_CHARSET
The only uncommented line in /etc/netatalk/afpd.conf reads:
- -transall -uamlist uams_dhx.so -nosavepassword -noddp
A typical share in /etc/netatalk/AppleVolumes.default looks like this (there's an explanation in this file):
/mnt/shared "shared" allow:user1,user2,user3 rwlist:user1,user2,user3
user1, user2, and user3 must exist on your system, use "adduser user1" etc. if they don't exist yet. Don't forget to adjust the permissions on the shared directory and files, so they can be accessed by the users you defined.
When all this is done, run
It will take a minute or two until everything is started up.
To connect to /mnt/shared/ on server LS from your Mac, go to "Finder | Go | Connect To Server | afp://LS". Note everything is case sensitive! user1 is not User1!
Please refer to http://forum.linkstationwiki.net/index.php?action=vthread&forum=7&topic=1152, also check out the given configuration samples.
mDNSresponder (Bonjour, ZeroConf, Rendezvous, ...)
Browse your LinkStation services from the Mac.
Although http://www.porchdogsoft.com/products/howl/ is no longer available, Linkstation PPC binaries still are (source available on request; or from http://www.porchdogsoft.com/download/howl-1.0.0.tar.gz).
wget http://hvkls.dyndns.org/downloads/howl_1.0.0-binaries-ppc.tar.gz tar -C / -xvzf howl_1.0.0-binaries-ppc.tar.gz
Then edit /etc/howl/mDNSresponder to your needs. Note, if you also run mt-daapd (see below), keep the hash (#) character preceding the daap line.
Serving iTunes contents with mt-daapd (also for Windows)
For information on Apple iTunes, visit http://www.apple.com/itunes/.
You could share your iTunes contents by moving your iTunes library to an AFP network share (cf. netatalk). Or you could set up a streaming server like Firefly Media Server (formerly mt-daapd), as described below. Your Linkstation share will show up in iTunes (Mac or Windows) as another library.
PPC (LS1, HG, HS, Kuro, KuroHG) download
wget http://hvkls.dyndns.org/downloads/libid3tag_0.15.1b-binaries-ppc.tar.gz wget http://hvkls.dyndns.org/downloads/mtdaapd_0.2.4-binaries-ppc.tar.gz
MIPSEL (LS2) download
wget http://hvkls.dyndns.org/downloads/libid3tag_0.15.1b-binaries-mipsel.tar.gz wget http://hvkls.dyndns.org/downloads/mtdaapd_0.2.4-binaries-mipsel.tar.gz
tar -C / -xvzf libid3tag_0.15.1b-binaries-*.tar.gz tar -C / -xvzf mtdaapd_0.2.4-binaries-*.tar.gz mv /etc/mt-daapd.SAMPLE /etc/mt-daapd
Then edit /etc/mt-daapd/*. When done,
and point your browser to http://linkstation:3689
(Only) if you spot errors regarding shared libraries, run
echo "/usr/local/lib" >> /etc/ld.so.conf ldconfig
wget http://umn.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/mad/libid3tag-0.15.1b.tar.gz tar -xvzf libid3tag-0.15.1b.tar.gz cd libid3tag-0.15.1b ./configure --prefix=/usr/local make install /sbin/ldconfig
wget http://umn.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/mt-daapd/mt-daapd-0.2.4.tar.gz tar -xvzf mt-daapd-0.2.4.tar.gz cd mt-daapd-0.2.4 ./configure --prefix=/usr/local --enable-browse --enable-query --enable-mdns --with-id3tag=/usr/local --sysconfdir=/etc make install mkdir /etc/mt-daapd cp contrib/mt-daapd.* /etc/mt-daapd/
There is also good information in the Mt-daapd wiki: Quickstart LinkStation: Installing mt-daapd on a Buffalo LinkStation
rsync on Tiger
NFS with Tiger
Add "insecure" to your share definitions in /etc/exports; or add the "-P" on Mac OS X in the client role.