SUMMARY: Re: Quick multi-platform question

From: Adam and Christine Levin <>
Date: Fri Dec 07 2001 - 09:32:00 EST
Original question at bottom.

Thanks to:
Thien Vu <thien@ucdata.Berkeley.EDU>
Jerry Kemp - Sun account <>
William Enestvedt <>
William Yodlowsky <>
Brian Sherwood <>
Jim Southerd <>
Bruce M Simpson <>
Gavin McDonald <>
Mark Lin <>
Tim Chipman <>
Jay Lessert <>
"Sreedharan, Anil" <>
Steve Sandau <>
"Stafford, Kevin" <>
Thomas Jones <>
"Heilke, Rainer" <>

And to any others whose responses will filter in after I send this

Many people suggested Netatalk, a bunch suggested CAP, and there were a
few other products mentioned (all URLs are listed below).

This is not OS X, so I can't just use NFS, and I don't believe upgrading
is an option because Protools doesn't run on OS X.

A few people mentioned Stuffit/Binhex.  Unfortunately, it isn't quite that
easy, because there are 17GB of files scattered around a dozen or so
directories -- it's a mess of a filesystem, and apparently, from what I'm
told, stuffit has a 2GB file limit, which makes it a pain to deal with.

I'm going to try CAP and Netatalk today.



On Thu, 6 Dec 2001, Adam and Christine Levin wrote:
> We've got a Mac G4 here that is used for Protools, an audio processing
> program.  We need to get the audio files from this program onto our Sun
> E450 for backups.
> Does anyone know of a way for the Mac to write properly to Unix file
> systems, or for Solaris to read Mac filesystems, or somehow (like Samba)
> allowing the Mac to write to the Unix machine without losing the
> data/resource fork file information?  The problem is that the Protools
> files are not cross-platform -- they're strictly Mac, and if the resource
> fork info isn't saved (which it isn't when "fetch" FTPs the files to the
> unix machine), then the files are useless to the Mac.
> Ugh.
> Thanks,
> -Adam
Received on Fri Dec 7 14:32:00 2001

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