[svlug] sneaker net from Mac to Linux possible?
deirdre at deirdre.net
Thu Feb 22 14:33:02 PST 2001
On Thu, 22 Feb 2001, Ken Blake wrote:
> My wife is doing some work at a place with Macs. They have some older
> Macs so I think they'll have some with 3.5" floppy drives. If so,
> then will it be possible to transfer files between a Mac and a pc
> running linux on a diskette?
Have you thought of using netatalk?
Also, low volume, it's possible to stuff all the files together in an
archive and use scp (included with NiftyTelnet with SSH).
This assumes that there's a network connecting the Mac and Linux boxes.
There are Mac implementations of tar, gzip and zip.
> I seem to recall that Macs had some completely different method of
> reading/writing to floppies. Even if they've changed their ways and
> decided to conform, I assume they still would have a different file
> system. Can they read from a msdos fs? Can linux read from a Mac fs?
> Is there any hope and if so how would it work?
Macs can read/write MS-DOS floppies (depending on the system software
version, this may or may not be an add-on) and so can Linux, so that seems
the best option.
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