[vcf-midatlantic] Moving files from an old 68k-Mac to an emulator or other machine

Richard Cini rich.cini at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 10:06:59 EDT 2020

I was asking more about what the latest version of Debian that can run Nettalk 2.2 was.

Rich Cini

On 9/18/20, 10:00 AM, "vcf-midatlantic on behalf of Andrew Diller via vcf-midatlantic" <vcf-midatlantic-bounces at lists.vcfed.org on behalf of vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

    Are you are asking if there is a more recent Linux that will support netalk? Or are you asking if any recent OSX can access the netatalk shares in 2.x?
    I tend to think of AppleTalk on ethernet as Ethertalk, to disambiguate it from LocalTalk (which people may be using if they have a bridge).
    If you can keep everything on ethernet (i.e. you have a network card for all your macs so you can get them to a switch and a common network segment/subnet) I've found that even recent versions of OSX (10.10/Yosemite) can access a netatalk 2.x share via TCPIP and easily share files with older macs.
    The biggest issue is usually the form of the archive used and ensuring that the resource forks can be properly re-constructed. SIT files are the best to ensure this.
    I've also setup netatalk on a older laptop w/ Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) and it works great for this transfer. being on an extra, older laptop I can just leave it till I need it again and even it's smallish HD is huge in comparison to the files for classic macs.
    > On Sep 18, 2020, at 8:29 AM, Glenn Holmer via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
    > From: Glenn Holmer <cenbe at kolabnow.com>
    > Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Moving files from an old 68k-Mac to an emulator or other machine
    > Date: September 18, 2020 at 8:29:51 AM EDT
    > To: vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org
    > On 9/17/20 6:13 PM, David Riley via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
    >> Actually, IMO, the best option is: if you can get an Ethernet card in
    >> the SE, you can run Netatalk 2.x on Linux or NetBSD (both still
    >> support AppleTalk, but netatalk 3.x does not).
    > I'm keeping an old version of Debian on a Raspberry Pi so I can run Netatalk 2.2 for my Mac SEs. Is there anything current that will support AppleTalk?
    > -- 
    > Glenn Holmer (Linux registered user #16682)
    > "After the vintage season came the aftermath -- and Cenbe."

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