Subject: Re: Thanks NetBSD Users!
To: Michael Kukat <>
From: John Clark <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/28/2002 09:50:51
Am Montag den, 28. Januar 2002, um 08:40, schrieb Michael Kukat:

> Hi !
> On Mon, 28 Jan 2002, Gary Montcalm wrote:
>> Our old IBM clone 486/33 is now proudly serving our little
>> "Macwindows" network with Samba 2.2.2 (the Macs via DAVE 3.1). I
>> continue to be amazed at the functionality of NetBSD. I can't imagine
>> why anyone would even consider using NT/W2000 servers for whatever
>> the price!
> I don't know DAVE, but i have running an heterogenous network with 
> Windows

DAVE is an implementation of SMB for Mac's. It's a commercial product.

> (currently not, i needed the hardware as replacement for the failed 
> server
> hardware) and lots of MacOS clients, and much more lots of Unix clients 
> (about
> every unix you know :) served by a NetBSD-box with Samba, NFS and 
> netatalk.
> Besides the Unix boxes, especially the Macs fit very smooth into this 
> network.

I presume you're the apple share IP package which eliminates the 
slowness of
AppleTalk... and of course the lack of support for AppleTalk outside of 

The only reason I could see for an NT box would be clustering. And then 
MSNT/2K AppleShare package in the past has not supported clustering...