Appleshare IP on Linux - page 4
You should get a standard AppleTalk login. Enter your username and password, and you should be able to connect to your home directory with a double click. Other volumes are defined in AppleVolumes.system. Don't define an entire drive as an AppleTalk Volume, make a subdirectory and share that. Set the permissions on the directory to allow group read, write and execute. Then stick all of the AppleTalk users into their own group. That way you can alter the permissions on individual subfolders via the Macintosh "Sharing" command, which is really nifty and a whole lot easier than trying to remeber octal codes.
For the paranoid, you are going to want to disable guest access. You can do this in
/etc/atalk/afpd.conf by adding the line "
- -noguest" somewhere in there. There are a whole slew of options that you can set up, including having the machine pretend to be more than one server, shifting the port around from the default AppleShareIP port of 548, or adding a trite little login message.
I imagine that you could figure out a way to get the message of the day show up in there somehow. If you do, let me know how you did it!