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Directions on setting up Gentoo to work as a network share for Apple OS X 10.5 Time Machine Feature

Directions adapted from

  1. Get [netatalk] working.
  2. Edit /etc/netatalk/AppleVolumes.default to include the share points. Basically, you just add lines with the full path to a folder you want to share, followed by a tab (or spaces), followed by the name, in double-quotes, of what you want to call the share point that users will connect to in order to access that folder.
  3. Setup [avahi] and have it advertise your shares.
  4. Create a user on your NAS to correspond with each Mac user (hint: use the adduser command). Create a .passwd file in the home directories of all users connecting with Leopard that contains the user's password. or setup your shares to allow guest access. Shares need to be read/write.
  5. Put a file named "" at the root of the AFP volume. Use the [touch] command.
  6. Type the following in Terminal on your Mac: defaults write TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1
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