I have MacBook and Raspberry Pi 3. I installed Plex on Pi and all my movies are on Mac hence I want to make it visible for Pi. I installed netatalk on Pi and could access files from Mac but Plex requires to provide just path to the file and not afp:// as I do. I can't do that Then I installed samba on Pi and failed to configure it and make Mac folders visible. Could someone please instruct me how could I access file on Mac from Pi by providing absolute path like /Users/xyz ? Thanks

  • Netatalk is a freely-available Open Source AFP fileserver. AFAIK it is NOT an afp client.
    – Milliways
    Mar 15, 2017 at 2:14

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I suppose it depends on what you want to do with them but you could set up SSH.

Edit: oh, oops. I didn't know what Plex was. I'd say figuring out what ever is wrong with samba is your best bet.

  • Let me clarify. I need to somehow mount Mac folder on RPi. The goal is to access Mac from RPi as absolute path. Plex Media Server will work only with direct path to the file located on Mac hence I should provide something like /<mount_point_to_Mac/xyz Could someone help?
    – susja
    Mar 16, 2017 at 3:43
  • I think with an NFS server you can then mount the shared folder on the raspberry Pi
    – Arie vW
    Mar 16, 2017 at 15:59
  • Well ... that is a good idea. How could I setup NFS server on Mac?
    – susja
    Mar 18, 2017 at 13:04

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