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What is Netatalk for? What can I do with it?

Netatalk is an OpenSource software package, that can be used to turn an inexpensive *NIX machine into an extremely performant and reliable file and print server for Macintosh computers.

Using Netatalk's AFP 3.1 compliant file-server leads to significantly higher transmissions speeds compared with Macs accessing a server via SaMBa/NFS while providing clients with the best user experience (full support for Macintosh metadata, flawlessly supporting mixed environments of classic MacOS and MacOS X clients)

Due to Netatalk speaking AppleTalk, the print-server task can provide printing clients with full AppleTalk support as well as the server itself with printing capabilities for AppleTalk-only printers. Starting with version 2.0, Netatalk seamlessly interacts with CUPS on the server

After all, Netatalk can be used to act as an AppleTalk router, providing both segmentation and zone names in Macintosh networks.

I use an older Netatalk version. Should I upgrade to 2.0?

I think, I found a bug in netatalk. Where should I report it?

Is there an RPM, package, or tarball for my platform?

Which CNID scheme should I choose for my volumes?

I want to create a new volume to share via Netatalk. How should I start?

How does Netatalk integrate with Samba?

What are the .AppleDouble and .AppleDB? directories and .Parent files which are created in the Netatalk Shares?

Why can't I mount more than one server?

How can I check the consistency of the CNID databases?

How do you use netatalk over ssh?

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