I have an iMac running Mac OS 10.7.3 which is connected to wifi network, there is also a linux laptop connected to the same network. I want to share a folder with this laptop, I cannot use ftp since it was removed from system preferences. I don't want to share everything, so remote login is not option, unless there are settings to restrict it, so what is the best way of sharing this folder?
In addition to AFP, and SMB, both of which are reasonably non-unixy, you can also use NFS.
AFP also has issues in Lion with other OSs using netatalk libraries.
NFS is very well supported on Linux.
See this for a comparison: NFS, AFP, SMB... Advantages and drawbacks on a Mac OS system
Simply use the
It will give you the option to share using
You didn't specify which Linux distribution you are using specifically, but most graphical distributions such as Ubuntu have