I've got a local development web server running Ubuntu. I also have an iMac running OS X 10.6 which I use a client and is my development machine.
I'm currently have Samba server installed on my Ubuntu server. I have shares setup for all the website directories.
I then use my Mac and Coda to edit the files via their shares.
This generally works really well but I noticed that my Mac was writing loads of resource fork
._filename files everywhere. I found out the following about the files:
These files are created on volumes that don't natively support full HFS file characteristics (e.g. ufs volumes, Windows fileshares, etc). When a Mac file is copied to such a volume, its data fork is stored under the file's regular name, and the additional HFS information (resource fork, type & creator codes, etc) is stored in a second file (in AppleDouble format), with a name that starts with "._". (These files are, of course, invisible as far as OS-X is concerned, but not to other OS's; this can sometimes be annoying...)
Does anyone know of a way of sharing files between a Mac client and a Linux server that is most compantable between the two operation systems?
Ideally it needs to support the HFS filesystem so that the resource forks are not created and it also needs to support the permissions between server and client.