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

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Intermittent SMB/AFP connection issues after switching company network to VLANs

I need a little bit of help to troubleshoot our company network. We have 10+ Macs (different versions) and they are connected to a Mac Server providing a SMB/AFP network share. A few weeks ago, we ...
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How to open a network share with the "open" command and not create a Finder window?

My Mac runs a daily script (via cron) that mounts an AFP network share on a remote server, writes to it, and unmounts the share. Unfortunately, the script has a side-effect of opening a Finder window ...
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Files created from my M1 Macbook on a Synology NAS get the wrong 'owner'

I connect to the NAS via AFP (NFS is not working for me.) The problem started after the last software upgrade on my M1 Macbook (version 12.0.1.) The files I create get owner 1026 (guest.) I am user ...
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Best cloud alternative to a Mac AFP onsite file system

I have a publishing company as a client that has asked me to help them migrate an outdated Mac server to a cloud based model so they would be able to have a more resilient system, as well as easily ...
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Mount locally served smb/afp share

For some of my workflows, I need to mount a folder somewhere else, and this process should be transparent, meaning symbolic links don't work. Because macOS don't support mount --bind and the nullfs ...
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How can I ensure photo folders are synced to iPhone in correct time order?

I'm syncing some local folders so they appear as albums "From my Mac" in my iPhone Photos app. It works, but the ordering is wrong. The files in the local folders are actually symlinks into ...
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Where are my server credentials stored?

I have a TrueNAS server with two afp shares and an smb share on it. In the keychain of my mac system I can see the saved credentials for one of the afp shares, and for the smb share. But I can't see ...
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A way to disable the SMB signing mechanism at the Apple Time Capsule?

Apple Time Capsule related technical question. In short, - does there exist a way to disable at the Time Capsule the SMB signing feature? Regarding the original SMB1 protocol, the signing mechanism is ...
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Permissions errors when using launchd to run rsync between local drive and afp network drive

I am trying to sync a local directory to my NAS that is mounted via the afp protocol as a drive. I am using rsync. When I run the command from the terminal, it works fine. However, when I try to run ...
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Cannot mount netatalk volume

I'm setting up a centos Server with usage of netatalk. Installation showed no error, afp.conf seems to be ok, service is running: netatalk.service - Netatalk AFP fileserver for Macintosh clients ...
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Finder does not recognize all sharepoints available, opens only 1 that was previously mouned by default

Finder does not recognize all sharepoints available, opens only 1 that was previously mouned by default; runing macOS Catalina 10.15.5 acting as client connecting to AFP File Server running Mac OS ...
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Mount a network (netatalk) AFP volume using a public key instead of an SSH login password?

My Linux server does not allow SSH login with password because I have /etc/ssh/sshd_config with "PasswordAuthentication no". I'm not going to be allowed to change that. It's fine and convenient for ...
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Mac shared folder can't be accessed via afp if it's on another HD

I have a folder on a second internal HD that I share from my Mac mini (running 10.12). I usually connect to it through SMB, but I need to use AFP due to using an older Mac. However, I cannot get the ...
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Can't open an afp network share (but other machines can)

I've spent the last few months (on and off) trying to get an afp networkshare to work using netatalk on OpenWrt. It takes a bit of work and it's easy to make mistakes so, when I couldn't connect to ...
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Which files contain macos tags?

I've been transfering files between different OSes lately, as well as tried to browse those files via different network shares (mostly SMB and AFP), and what I'm still a bit confused about is which ...
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After Catalina upgrade and server to 5.9, AFP ACL access locked, SMB access ok

After upgrading a file sharing server to macOS 10.15.3 and Server 5.9, we can mount our shared volumes via AFP but can not open them because of permissions. We can access them through SMB but are ...
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How can I have multiple connections through AFP?

I have a Synology NAS and I always connect to it through AFP. I enter my login and password and I can access all the shares. Recently, I have started to use TimeMachine and I created a user for it ...
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Mojave SMB file sharing authentication issues

I'm trying to set up SMB file sharing from one Mac running macOS Mojave to another. The serving Mac runs Server.app and an Open Directory master with Local Network Users. The client is bound to the ...
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Is it possible to remobe _afpovertcp._tcp.local from ser name?

I'm connecting to a WD MyCloud NAS over my local network. When I connect using the IP I get a clean address like afp://192.168.0.20/folder/file, which is nice, but when I connect using the server name,...
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Is AFP of any value to non-ancient devices?

From one person’s tests, SMBv3 is just a hair faster than AFP. All of the Macs, iPads, and iPhones in our house capable of reading disks are Apple devices that support SMBv3.  We have no devices ...
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After updating to MacOS Catalina MAMP doesn't work anymore with root on a network mount

I have a network mount on /var/www (original on /Volumes/internet, connected to afp://nasbox/). This is the document root for my MAMP server (5.5). After upgrading to MacOS Catalina I get the ...
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Use time machine with different MacOS versions and a NAS

I'm going to buy a NAS to back-up different pcs (~15) with Apple time-machine but I'm facing different doubth regarding compatibilities, and possible issues. I will include informations regarding ...
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Symlinks became files, containing relative paths, within an app bundle, why? How to fix?

I discovered an interesting form of corruption within some application bundles which had been stored on a file server for months and years. The application bundles were installers for various macOS ...
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Two entries with identical name and inode in same directory?

I have just seen the most remarkable thing in a deep corner of my large archive disk: a single directory containing two entries (subdirectories) with the same name and same inode number. % ls -liaF ...
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Remotely access hard disk of my Time Capsule being used a primary router

I tried to follow methods 2 and 3 outlined in this guide https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3413 on accessing my Time Capsule hard disk from outside of my network. Unfortunately, both these ...
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Netatalk disk not shown in TimeMachine, manual connect via afp works

I set up netatalk on Ubuntu to backup via TimeMachine to one partition there over my network. I can connect to the partition through the Finder Go... menue. But I cannot see an option to create a new ...
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Creating different quotas for specific machines with Time Machine?

I've got Ubuntu server 18 running AFP (Netatalk 3.1.12) and avahi dæmon. This takes the role of a time machine server I use with currently one mac. I would like to use this with several other macs, ...
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Retrieve network password (network share) from keychain in terminal

How can I retrieve my NAS password from Keychain using the terminal? Using security I can retrieve both application and internet passwords, but I've been unsuccessful for those where kind is set to ...
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Is there a way to disable file sharing via apple-id?

In High Sierra connecting to a mac using an older OS (el capitan), I see the default connection is using the appleid for authentication (showing Connected as: com.apple.idms.appleid.prd...). Is there ...
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Improve file transfer performance over VPN

I have two Apple machines: a server and a client. Both are running the newest builds of macOS Sierra 10.12.6. The “server” machine is running macOS Server running VPN and file sharing. Both machines ...
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OS X 10.12.16: "URLs with the type 'afp:' are not supported"

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 ...
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Finder File Sharing: How to access the hard disk?

I use an iMac and a MacBook in my local network. I want to access the iMac's hard disk from the MacBook via the Finder's File Sharing. On both the Macs, I have a user account with the same name and ...
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NAS sharing SMB

If I use a NAS for file sharing and use SMB do Mac users loose all Metadata capabilities ? Specifically color labeling and the use of Spotlight searching ?
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TimeMachine/AFP extremely slow when accessing NAS over wifi

we operate an 80TB QNAP NAS, both for storing bulk data as well as TimeMachine backups of our laptops. The NAS itself can sustain over 300 MByte/sec of write speeds when accessed from multiple ...
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Server connection error message for inactive server reappears regularly

This is the message that reappears very often: The server in question ("Knorke") is my old MBP, which I reset (clean install) and sold about two years ago. On my current MBP, I connected to the old ...
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How can I enable AFP access logging on macOS server?

I tried to turn on AFP access logging on macOS Server 5.6.1, but don't see any entries when accessing the volume from clients running macOS 10.13.5 My AFP settings list as serveradmin settings afp ...
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Time Machine backup to different subnet fails after update to macOS 10.13

We used a Mac Pro running server app as time machine target. The Mac Pro is on a different subnet, so we had to add it as a time machine target via command line: sudo tmutil setdestination -ap afp://...
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File Sharing User Limit?

Does non-Server macOS still have a file sharing user limit these days? The way they are abandoning the idea of running Mac Servers, it seems plausible they could have removed the file sharing limit ...
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High Sierra Insisting on iCloud for File Sharing

I have two computers (iMac, MacBook Pro). I am the sole user of both, and I am logged into the same iCloud account on both. Both run High Sierra. I used to be able to connect from MacBook to iMac via ...
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how to share disk with samba to Mac on another network (High Sierra)

I'd like to share a disk to a Mac on the WAN using the smb protocol. To share the same disk over afp, I simply forwarded port 548 to be available to the WAN. For smb, I've tried forwarding every ...
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Can I disable mounting of network volumes via afp:// protocol in favor of smb://

I have a Drobo network file server which insists on offering it's mounts via both afp:// and smb://. Is there any way to force my Macs (they are all running High Sierra) to NEVER mount network volumes ...
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Reactivate AFP von Mac High Sierra OS X Server (10.13)

I am having trouble with my High Sierra OS X Server's file sharing volumes. Sometimes the connection is very slow. Other times I can't connect. Then I sometimes have multiple mounted volumes of the ...
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Cannot connect to High Sierra using afp

I have used the afp protocol to share between Macs on my local network. I normally connect using a command like the following:- open afp://Thylacine.local This then prompts for a shared directory ...
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How to stop AutoMounter from trying Network Shares on High Sierra?

On my MacOS 10.13.2 machine I am being inundated with network share login prompts literally every minute and they will not relent. If I ignore them and push them aside, they jump right back in my face....
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Adding a Time Machine destination fails with OSStatus error 17

I'm trying to add a specific, external server as a Time Machine destination. It's not discoverable via Bonjour (always at least, I want to use time machine backup over the internet) so to get it to ...
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Restart AFP service in High Sierra

I would like to restart the AFP service but I'm not sure how to do it anymore. In previous versions of OS X I would run serveradmin stop afp and serveradmin start afp, but serveradmin is no longer ...
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AFP client for MacOS to connect to AFP server to duplicate and share data with other users

I have been in struggle to set a system where I would be able to duplicate and share data with other users. Under SMB, I had a QSync client being used in MacOS, but seems like it cannot handle ...
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Check conncetion to AFP server through bash

Is there any way to programmatically check if a connection is established to an afp server? I have tried pinging the server but that always results in a timeout. So far the only workaround that I've ...
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Certain users cannot connect to Apple Server through AFP

I'm running into some issues with an Apple server running Server OS 10.4.11. There are 43 users in the workgroup manager, all with access to a RAID-server on that machine. Recently, a few of the users ...
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mount afp drive via terminal like staff profile user

I was reading this question but the answer is for root or sudo mode profile. You can see, using finder, something like: sh-3.2# ls -al /Volumes/ total 40 drwxr-xr-x@ 4 root wheel 136 Oct ...
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