Getting netatalk running on FreeBSD

redjupiter redjupiter at
Mon Oct 14 23:58:18 BST 2002

On Mon, 2002-10-14 at 22:50, Julian Rawcliffe wrote:
> I've been using FreeBSD for a while now (disillusioned with Mandrake
> on a server box) and am pretty impressed.
> However, one thing I need to do is get netatalk running so that I can
> transfer files from a Mac to Windows via Netatalk and Samba. I have
> had this working a treat under Linux, but times and OSes change.
> Netatalk - atalkd (version - builds on my 4.6.2 box without issue,
> but any attempt to start it gives the message,
> netatalksocket: Protocol not supported
> socket: Protocol not supported
> atalkd: can't get interfaces, exiting.
> Now, on Linux I'd make sure the appletalk module had been compiled. On
> FreeBSD? I have looked at the kernel config (very similar to the old OSF/1
> boxes I used to look after) and, erm, not very much there. The docs and
> mailing lists seem to assume that appletalk support is magically there. Anyone
> got any suggestions as to how I conjure up the magic to get appletalk into my
> kernel?
> Julian
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I never use this before, but I think you need to build a new kernel with

options NETATALK 
and if you wish debugging

if you look in /usr/src/sys/i386/conf

create a kernel for yourself and include the option.

The handbook explains how to build a kernel.

Hope this helps.

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