Is Netatalk gone or just mostly gone?

Hi there,

Following this guide: I'm trying to set up an eSATA-connected drive on my Nighthawk R7800 to act as a Time Machine repository. I just installed 23.05-RC3 and got the following errorr:

Unknown package 'netatalk'.
Collected errors:
 * opkg_install_cmd: Cannot install package netatalk.

I doubt this package has disappeared - but maybe Netatalk isn't yet available for 23.05? Does anyone know, thanks!



Thanks! So nowadays, should I use that or Samba? Not sure how to proceed.

It depends on your environment and needs.
For me personally, SFTP is the most suitable option:

samba/ ksmbd would probably be the closest equivalents; sftpd is always an alternative, somewhat easier to set up, but slower and (on the client side) often less integrated into commercial operating systems.

Perhaps I'm not conveying this idea clearly enough - I have a Mac and I want to use Time Machine built in the OS to do backups to an eSATA-connected disk on my router.

Would SAMBA be the preferred network protocol or Netatalk?

Samba, apple has depreciated use of AppleTalk for Time Machine

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