Opening up Netatalk files to the public ...
Didn't get any nibbles on this one in the servers area, so thought I'd try and post here for any ideas:
Another one of those unique and "very special" questions that only I can come up with! Here's the scenario:
-File server, running Debian Linux v3.0
-Server runs Samba for PC sharing.
-Server runs Netatalk for Mac sharing.
We would like to allow access to the Mac shared directories from outside. So, we called up our ISP, and they created a forwarding address for us in our router, so that a publically routable IP address is mapped to our server.
Once they made the change, I went to a Mac computer running on OSX. I went to the GO menu, and chose connect to server. I typed in the public IP address given to me, and of course, nothing happened.
I did verify that Netatalk is running the afpd daemon on the file server, and it is. I also tried futzing around with the -ipaddr and -port switches that work within the afpd.conf file, but I couldn't make it "happy".
Would anyone have any ideas as to what I need to do in order to access the files from off-site? We had an old Mac server, and it worked on it, so I know it's possible ... just not sure what we need to do to make this work.
Thanks for the help!