Netatalk

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Netatalk
Developer(s) Netatalk Team
Stable release 3.1.5 / August 12, 2014 (2014-08-12)
Operating system POSIX-compliant *NIX/*BSD systems
Type Remote Access
License GNU General Public Licence
Website netatalk.sourceforge.net

Netatalk is a free, open-source implementation of the Apple Filing Protocol. It allows Unix-like operating systems to serve as file, print and time servers for Macintosh computers.

Netatalk was originally developed by the Research Systems Unix Group at the University of Michigan and moved to SourceForge in 2000. In October 2004 Netatalk 2.0 was released, which brought major improvements, including: support for Apple Filing Protocol version 3.1 (providing long UTF-8 filenames, file sizes > 2 gigabytes, full Mac OS X compatibility), CUPS integration, Kerberos V support allowing true "single sign-on", reliable and persistent storage of file and directory IDs and countless bug fixes compared to previous versions.

Since version 2.0.5, Netatalk supports the use of Time Machine over a network in a similar fashion to Apple's own Time Capsule. Starting with version 2.2, Netatalk supports the latest AFP protocol level 3.3.

Version 3.0 of Netatalk was released July, 2012 and added ini style configuration, AppleDouble backend using filesytem Extended Attributes as default, and removed AppleTalk networking support.

Currently Netatalk supports the FreeBSD, Linux, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Solaris, OpenSolaris and Tru64 operating systems. Also there are packages for iOS and Mac OS X. Netatalk is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

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