I am mounting an AFP volume hosted on a FreeBSD server using netatalk. I am able to successfully mount the volume using mount_afp. However, I am mounting it for the purposes of Time Machine, and it seems that unfortunately mount_afp changes the permissions of the mount directory to 700, root:wheel so that the user is unable to access it.

So I am trying to mount the volume normally from Finder, unsuccessfully, with the above error code.

The URL I am using to mount it is afp://user:pass@server/VolumeName

  • Are you using netatalk (deprecated) or netatalk3? That said.... since Apple deprecated AFP, I've only used SMB2 for all my shares on BSD.
    – Allan
    Dec 29, 2018 at 13:29
  • It was [cmd]netatalk[/cmd]. It was an old installation so didn't think to try to upgrade. Thanks
    – user315492
    Jan 2, 2019 at 3:38

1 Answer 1


I have discovered that AFP is now deprecated, and that I will need to turn to other mechanisms to provide the remote Time Machine. I presume this is the reason for this error message.

  • AFP is deprecated, but should still work. TM still uses AFP on Mojave.
    – benwiggy
    Dec 29, 2018 at 9:47
  • I see. Well, the system did give the error about the unsupported scheme, so I guess something is wrong. But not a concern of mine now. Thanks
    – user315492
    Jan 2, 2019 at 3:39

You must log in to answer this question.