The Apple Filing Protocol (AFP), formerly AppleTalk Filing Protocol, is a proprietary network protocol that offers file services for both Mac OS X and the classic Mac OS.

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Mount network share (AFP/SMB) for multiple users (fast user switching)

i'm having the following problem with my network shares from my NAS (Synology 415+ if it matters) in Yosemite. At home, we have an iMac with two different users. I moved all of our media (music & ...
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Possible Methods to Restore Speed of File Sharing (AFP) in OS X 10.10?

I have an iMac and a MacBook Pro under the same network connected through AFP file sharing protocol. Before I upgraded to OS X 10.10, the speed is very fast - copying a 200MB file would take a couple ...
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Can mount afp share via mount_afp but not via Autofs

Current system, OSX 10.9.5 I've followed the instructions in this MacWorld hint and by reading the Apple doc for Autofs and several other places but I can't get autofs to automagically mount a remote ...
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OSX 10.9.5 automount AFP network volume?

I'm having problems getting automount to mount an AFP share at startup. If I, as a non-root user, issue the following command from my terminal: mount -t afp afp://user:pass@server/share-name ...
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Over what protocol am I currently connected to a given server?

At my workplace we usually connect to our server over AFP (I know it's been deprecated but the workers like to use the color labels). I sometimes use SMB to solve specific issues, including the ...
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transfer label from afp to smb

Is a possibility known to transfer label from afp to smb (Server files/directorys)? When changing from afp to smb all tags are disabled. Does anyone have a script? I've found on the subject: ...
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Mount an afp volume so that it is accessible by the user 'www'

I run an intranet blog and I want to offload image service to the office NAS, which can be configured to offer access to certain directories over appletalk. Is there a way to mount one of these ...
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Mac OSX Server - AFP Firewalling

Is it possible to write an ipfw rule to: 1 - block a specific AFP Share by the Shares Name? 2 - block that AFP Share from access by anyone but the local network, i.e: no external IPs. And if so ...
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Is there a way to get Mavericks to mount AFP URLs the old way, by mounting the share point, and not the enclosing folder?

Before Mavericks, if I clicked this URL or pasted it into the Finder's Connect to Server dialog: afp://server.example.com/Share/Path/To/Folder/File.txt The server's "Share" share point would mount ...
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Connecting via AFP with no timeout

My Mac at home is asleep, but it sometimes wakes up for various reasons, and I want to connect to it via AFP once it's awake so it will stay awake and let me access files. When I do an AFP connection ...
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VPN to OSX from windows machine?

The environment i have setup consists of an OSX Server, running file sharing and VPN. The file share is accessible from the local network on both windows or OSX machines, and OSX machines have no ...
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The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Foo” can’t be found

I have a little NAS at home which makes some volumes available through AFP. This all worked great. Until I shut it down for a while and reconnected it recently. I can see the device on the network ...
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Problems Accessing (Synology) NAS over AFP directly over the finder and time machine with Mavericks MBPr

we have two Macs, an older iMac and a MBPr both with Mavericks (10.9.3). Only one of them has a very annoying problem with our new synology ds214+. With the iMac I can access the NAS over the the ...
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How to make spotlight index files shared over AFP

I'm sharing a local folder on a 10.8.5 Mac Mini server via AFP. The share is set to allow a certain user group to write to it. When users in this group place files in the directory, they are owned by ...
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Making a MacBook Pro appear as an XServe over the network

I have a MacBook Pro running Mavericks with OS X server acting as a file server and TM host. It's connected to some drives via iSCSI. I would like it to appear as an XServe rather than a MBP to the ...
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Why does remote MacBook Pro on LAN disappear from Finder sidebar when I connect to it?

This is really odd. I've replaced ethernet cables and what not, but most of the time, when I try to connect to the MBP on my LAN, it will initially disappear from the sidebar before reappearing. The ...
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Why do I lose connection to Time Capsules, shared MacBook Pro in Finder sidebar on Mavericks?

I'm pretty sure that this problem only started -- or at least became much worse -- after I upgraded from OS X 10.8.5 to 10.9.2. I have two Time Capsules and another MacBook Pro (running OS X 10.8.5) ...
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Mavericks.“AFP error -1 mapped to EIO” error on console - sharing is unilateral

When I try to connect (cmd-k) to my MacBook Pro from my Mac Mini - using "afp://name.local" or the IP instead of the name, I get an error logged to console AFP error -1 mapped to EIO I can ...
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What file sharing protocol should I use with an older Mac?

I understand that Apple has switched to SMB2 as their default file sharing protocol these days, but I have an old Mac at home that I want to share files with, and it can only run OS X 10.6. OS X 10.6 ...
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Share nfs v3 mounted volume as AFP homedir share

Lion server. It lets me add it as a share for home dirs, configure guest access and everything In server app without any errors, workgroup manager even sees the share as a home dir path, but when I ...
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Hide “The file server has closed down.” warning message

I've set up netatalk on my Linux server, and using Mac OS X 10.8.2 to connect to an AFP share. All is well, however, when I stop the AFP server I get "The file server 'linuxserver' has closed down." ...
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Start AFP Sharing on server before user login?

I would like to have access to AFP Share from our clients possible as soon as the server's system is started, without one of the users needing to open a local session on it (on the server) first. I'm ...
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Git not working over AFP

I've got a git repository on my file server which I'm connecting to via AFP. Whenever I try to do a git operation on the shared repository, such as staging a file, I get the following error message: ...
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Transfer labels (“tags”) from a SMB share to an AFP share

I had a SMB share from my NAS (based on illumos aka OpenSolaris, I used the kernel CIFS) and now I installed Netatalk for better performances. The metadata apparently cannot be read back, that means ...
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How do I use AFP with Back To My Mac?

When my Macbook and home Mac were running Mountain Lion, I used Back To My Mac to get to my home system and it showed me all of my drives if I logged in with my normal account credentials. Since I've ...
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User management for an AFP share

I've been tasked with setting up an AFP share on a server running Mountain Lion. My question is mostly about best practices and to find out if I'm doing this right. My only prior experience has been ...
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Users cannot change their password when connecting to OS X Server Mavericks

I set up a bunch of users on my OS X Server 3 (Mavericks) requesting they reset the temporary password I gave them. However, no one is able to do that: when connecting via AFP for the first time, they ...
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Reset AFP permissions after uninstalling Mavericks Server?

I just uninstalled Mavericks Server by dragging it to the trash and I'm finding that my AFP server no longer has access to serve files from the root of each drive. Can anyone help restore the default ...
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Mac-to-Mac VPN Xcode speed: AFP vs VNC

I connect from home-Mac to work-Mac over VPN. Then I have 2 options in Finder: VNC: screen-share (restricts you to work-monitors' resolution) AFP: mount the work-directory, then open the Xcode ...
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Does the AFP Service ACL still exist in 10.9 Server.app?

All I'm really trying to do is set up my wife's laptop to use my Mac Pro as a network Time Machine server. We both recently upgraded to Mavericks and I just installed Server.app. Problem is all ...
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Mount Shared Drive via AFP in Terminal

I want to mount an external drive, connected on computer A, to computer B. I am able to access and mount the drive by connecting to the server through Finder (Command-K), but how can I do this exact ...
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How to manage users access to shared folders from the command line?

Using the sharing or dscl commands I can not figure out how to add users associated to shares. The current local-admin account has access to all shares, but I'd like to add a different user account ...
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Time capsule over ethernet is incredibly slow

I am transferring files from my Time Capsule (4th Generation, 2TB, model A1409) to my laptop (Ubuntu) via the Apple Filing Protocol. The Time Capsule is connected directly to the laptop via an ...
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Is there any way to tweak or modify AFP to increase transfer speed?

I have a Mac Mini, MacBook Pro and Synology DS213 connected to a gigabit switch via cat6 cables. When I enable AFP on the DS213, I get ~60mbpsUP and ~700mbpsDOWN when accessing it from Mac Mini and ...
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Time Machine only backs up /Users and /opt

I have 2 MacMinis. The two MacMinis are both connected via firewire. I have one MacMini backup over afp over firewire to a hard drive on the other MacMini. This system works perfectly and the whole ...
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How to mount a shared folder as disk with `rwxr-xr-x` permissions?

I shared a folder from the host system (OSX) and use mount it in the guest system (OSX). But it is mounted only with rwx------ mode. I granted an rw access for the shared folder for a user in the ...
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Airport Extreme open file limit

I'm using an Airport Extreme 802.11n (2nd Generation), running firmware version 7.6.3 I'm connecting to it via a Mac Mini running 10.8.4 I'm trying to diagnose a backup software issue, where the ...
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Issuing connecting to AFP shares - “(Error) Volume: Root store set to FSOnly with matching create!”

I'm having an issue connecting to my AFP shares on my unRAID server. After a couple of days of troubleshooting, I've narrowed down the issue to my Macbook and not the unRAID server. I am able to ...
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AFP: one user cannot access folder

We have a simple filesharing setup, where iMac users connect via AFP. This morning, one user could no longer access the base folder, despite no settings be changed. There are standard POSIX and ACL ...
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How to avoid OS X halting when network drives are not connected

I have set up an AFP drive to be automounted, using the Login Items pane of Users & Groups. But when I now have used my Macbook extensively without any connectivity, I find that a lot of apps wait ...
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Backing up Time Machine sparsebundles to another server

So, a while ago I backed up a couple of different Macs to my Linux-based fileserver. As a network Time Machine, each Mac has a separate sparsebundle file containing all of its information. I've since ...
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Connect to OSX via AFP over WAN with a Time Capsule on network?

I have a Time Capsule set up on my LAN to handle backups between my mom's computer and my computer. Before we had the Time Capsule, I could connect remotely to a MacBook Pro that I set up as a server ...
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Mac Osx 10.8.3 Shares Big problems

I'm tryng to share folders from an 10.8.3 imac to users in my LAN (using bot mac and windows) I'm having this problem: 1) Mac users can access the share using afp:// but when they create new ...
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How to force Mountain Lion “NetworkAuthorization” prompt

I remember being able to make the edit defaults write com.apple.NetworkAuthorization ShowAuthUI -bool YES back in the day, in order to force username/password prompt for users connecting to AFP ...
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Mountain Lion 10.8.3 file sharing broken for particular named folder

I'm running Mountain Lion 10.8.3 on a 2012 Mac Mini. The Mini is headless and I'm using an iMac to do screen sharing for admin purposes. I'm trying to set up sharing of a particular folder on an ...
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Missing backups from Time Machine

A have a MacBook running Mountain Lion that backups up to a Linux machine over afp (netatalk) using Time Machine. In Time Machine preferences I can see that the Oldest backup was on 5th March 2012 ...
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Trying to access remote FreeNAS AFP share halts system!

Trying to access a remote FreeNAS box, with AFP sharing set up. (AFP works fine over the LAN, just not over WAN.) From a remote location, if I go to Finder and Go>Connect to Server then enter ...
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fstab syntax for afp share with space and special characters?

I have a share on a netatalk server that exporting "Don's home" - I want to add to fstab so that it's handled by autofs as an indirect mount. I've tried using %60 and %20, quoting, escaping with ...
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Stop Finder/OSX From creating TemporaryItems and .apdisk on Network shares

I'm looking for some way to configure OSX to prevent it creating .apdisk files and .TemporaryItems folders on network shares. These are created any time OSX accesses a shared folder on the network. ...
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Why are disk images on AFP shares being disconnected?

I have a FreeNAS File Server which provides AFP shares to my Mac OS X clients. I'm seeing some strange performance issues between OS X 10.7.5 clients and the FreeNAS server. My goal is to use the ...