[CentOS] hfs with extended attribute support

Nataraj incoming-centos at rjl.com
Mon Mar 12 18:03:33 EDT 2012


On 03/12/2012 05:11 AM, Wessel van der Aart wrote:
> i figured that if you use filesystems and protocols most native to the 
> mac os you´ll get the best results in stability on the client side, 
> that´s why i thought of HFS. but ext4 seems to do the job well.
> i´ll definitely checkout samba too. do you also serve homedirs to them? 
> had any issues?
>
> Thanks,
> Wessel
>
> On 03/08/2012 06:07 PM, Lamar Owen wrote:
>
>   Sorry it didn't work out for you. Linus, for one, has a pretty poor 
> opinion of HFS in general.....and I'm not thrilled with it myself, due 
> to some issues I had with Tiger on a PowerMac G4 and heavily corrupted 
> filesystems, journaled or not. And I have some of the 'rescue' tools 
> like DiskWarrior, and I've still lost some data. Hopefully your 
> experience with ext4 will work out better. Mac OS X does very well with 
> SMB/CIFS shares, too, if AppleTalk doesn't work out for you. (I run Mac 
> OS X here in a few areas, and even Tiger works well with a Samba server, 
> but I haven't tried any ACL's with it). 
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While I have no personal experience with it, I did notice that Apple
supports NFS with kerberos authentication which is documented on their
support site.  It might be worth looking into.

Nataraj



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