Building heterogeneous home or small office networks with Mac OS X and Linux

“You can find plenty of information online about building heterogeneous networks involving Windows, but relatively little about connecting Macs with Linux PCs in a home or small office network. Mac OS X’s Unix base, however, means there are plenty of good options for networking a Mac with a Linux PC, despite the relative lack of documentation,” Kris Shaffer writes for NewsForge.

Shaffer covers the following:
• Printer sharing
• File sharing
• NFS setup
• SSH setup

It’s all in one place with clear directions in the full article at NewsForge here.

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16 Comments

  1. A Mac-to-Lin-to-Mac-to-Lin daisy chain would be interesting.

    But alas, I too would rather ‘trade data’ with the ‘new digital camera from Japan’.

    After an hour of my Interface Data-entry Port connected to her Forward Plug Socket, I would plug my Universal Compatibity Plug into her Interface Data-entry Port until an overload of data caused the plug to pop out and burst streams of data all over her interface and lenses.

    Some folks would think that we had our ports and plugs at the wrong ends, but this setup works especially well with ‘all’ digital cameras — as well as the Japanese ones.

    But remember, if you are going to sync-up at the same time with the digital camera — and its a fairly large camera — rest the computer on the camera!

  2. I set up a Gbit network with two macs, a linux (gentoo) server and my gaming PC with proxying for the windose computer before it connects to the net. Works like a charm and took about an hour to set up.

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