Thank you everyone for your prompt input. A few notes: I currently do NOT have a GB Lan set up... while you are correct in that the Mac G5 has a GB NIC, I have been waiting on upgrading the network to GB until I am sure that this method will work effectively... Otherwise I am going to spend that money on firewire drives or enclosures or... something. I am really hoping this works! Second, I don't care at ALL if the PC's see anything on the network... they are only used for email and word processing, and sparingly at that. I mentioned that they can be seen because I thought it was rather odd that the unix/linux boxes couldn't talk to each other but could see the windows boxes. Third, I am almost positive that there is no setting in Mas OS 10.3.2 (or 10.2.x for that matter) that allows you to specify a Windows workgroup. In my Mac to PC networking experience, samba has been fairly easy to get working (with the exception of the mounting bug... but I think it's mostly fixed in 10.3.x). Regardless, when I access the network from the G5 I can see a group called "MDKGROUP" but I cannot actually access it (this is via samba btw. The same holds true for my iBook running 10.2.8... it can see the MDKGROUP but no access). I agree with gowator; I would rather use NFS... it just seems the right thing to do? My first goal is going to be to use the tips provided here to get it to work... I'll let you know the update. Thanks again for the help!
I am very much a Linux newbie, so this may seem like a stupid question but I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. I am running a Mac OSX-Panther Video editing station which obviously chews through hd space like starvin' Marvin. I need a way to efficiently share the nearly a TB of hard drive space I have available to my linux computer with my Mac. Unfortunately, despite having a fair amount of networking experience I cannot get the Mac to see the Linux computer, and vice versa. Ironically, the Linux computer can see the PC's on the network. Ideally, I could have employee's "log on" to the linux file server and retrieve their specific set of work files. Alternatively, I would be happy if I could just do any sort of file swapping between the two OS'es. I am running 9.1, and on the Mac I have OSX 10.3 (Panther-it's a G5). Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance.