Questions tagged [afp]

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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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 [duplicate]

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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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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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 afp:/...
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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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Finder stuck at “connecting to server” via afp/smb

I own a NAS (a D-Link DNS 320, to be more specific) which has two hard drives and multiple network shares. I can connect to these network shares using the AFP or the SMB protocol. When I want to ...
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Tracing the source of “There was a problem connecting to the server” alerts

After upgrading from MacOS 10.6 to 10.8, I keep getting alerts on my MBP saying "There was a problem connecting to the server xyz". The thing is, there is no longer a machine called "xyz" on my ...
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Why does Finder interact so slowly with NAS?

I have a Synology NAS D213+. When I want to connect the NAS to my Mac, Finder mounts a new volume which behaves like a normal partition. But it interacts so slowly - I click on a folder, and it ...
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mount AFP share, carrying the server's file ACLs through to the client

The goal: I've got a server sharing files via AFP. On the server, these files have ACLs. When I mount this share with a client, I'd like for the files that appear on the client to retain the original ...
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Permission Problems for copied files from NAS

I access my Synology NAS via AFP and can open/edit all of my files directly on it. But when I copy a file to my desktop I can't open it. Finder tells me I don't have appropriate permissions. When I ...
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Automator Application as 'Login Items' to 'Connect to Servers' - Servers don't display in Finder Side Bar?

Have an Automator Application as a 'Login Items' to 'Connect to Servers' (AFP). On login it runs, connects the servers, but does not add them to the Finder Side Bar under 'Devices'. Once logged in, ...
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Cannot access mounted .dmg over the network in Mountain Lion

I noticed this with TrueCrypt volumes. Before 10.8, whenever I mounted a .dmg on my iMac, I could access it automatically from my mbp over the network with afp sharing. But after upgrading to Mountain ...
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Can't mount AFP and SMB shares through Finder but can manually mount via terminal

I have Mac OS X 10.6.8 on a laptop which cannot mount or connect to any shares, AFP or SMB, through Finder. I can, however, connect through terminal bash commands and is able to mount them this way; ...
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How to fix AFP where some users connect after 4 minutes and others never connect (spinning progress bar and no authentication dialog)?

I am having an issue for multiple (but not all) users whereby AFP connections are taking 4+ minutes to connect to the share. Some never connect. The spinning progress bar sits there but no auth window ...
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Cannot connect to Apple file servers after upgrading to 10.8

Since I can't find thousands of other users reporting this I'm thinking it's got to be something wrong with my system, but after I updated to Mountain Lion I can't connect to Apple file servers ...
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Accessing files in a Mac/network share on iOS?

While on my home local network, I some times want to access images and plain-text files stored on an AFP network share. But I have not found an app for iOS that allow me to do this. Can someone ...
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How to use Internet Sharing AND File Sharing?

My setup at office is: Internet -> AirportExtreme --(wifi)--> AirportExpress --(eth1)--> MacPro1 --(eth2)--> MacPro2 MacPro1 has Internet Sharing enabled, allowing MacPro2 to be online. But MacPro2 ...
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How can I achieve auto mounting AFP shared drives in OS X?

I would like to automatically mount remote AFP shared drives. The ideal solution would be to auto mount the remote drives even before the session was opened. Edit: I currently use login items, but ...
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Share spotlight comments?

I have a afp share on my office network, is it possible if I were to add a spotlight comments field, have it show up on another machine which also has the volume mounted? The color shows up but ...
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Flush AFP client cache

I have an AFP server with netatalk on a Linux box, which maintains CNIDs separate from the actual files. Due to a faulty disk (or rather, three of them in a RAID6), the database with the CNID mapping ...
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Local networking: File sharing permissions over AFP

I am having trouble getting read/write file sharing working over my local network. I have shared a folder via AFP, named 'Pictures', with a specific user through System Preferences > Sharing. By ...
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100% CPU Lock Up On Launching Applications On AFP Shares

When ever I try to launch an application that is located on an AFP share, the CPU load raises to max and shortly after that the system locks. Why is this? How can I prevent it? I'm on current Lion, ...
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How secure is Apple File Protocol from Airport Extreme

How secure is the file sharing feature for use over WAN on an Airport Extreme? i.e. Are the content and/or passwords encrypted when accessed over the Internet?
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NAS recommendation [closed]

I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a 4-bay NAS with AFP/TimeMachine support and the ability for me to install s3cmd (a utility for simple S3 syncing). The reason I ask is simple: just having a ...
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How should I debug AFP issues?

I'm having some problems connecting to a Time Capsule's shared drive from a Macbook Air running OS X 10.7.2 Lion. I can connect to the share without problem from a Macbook Pro running OS X 10.6 Snow ...
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How can I use more than one connected drive for Network Time Machine backups on Lion Server?

In Leopard Server, via Server Admin, you were able to enable multiple partitions to be Time Machine Backup Destinations. In Lion Server, there seems to only be an option to have one Time Machine ...
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File access problem with SMB and AFP on Mac OS X 10.4 SERVER

Ok, I have about 10 macs, each with a different username/password that acces a mac os x server raid. File on the server, Photoshop, illustrator and indesign is used and open by anyone, anytime of the ...
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Painfully slow to browse large list of subfolders via SMB and/or AFP

Having an issue where I have a folder on a QNAP NAS with over 68,000 subfolders within it. I can browse it quickly and almost instantaneously within Windows 7 via SMB, however in OSX 10.6.8 and 10.7....
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Not able to copy files to another Mac in the network via AFP

I have an iMac and an MBP connected to the same network and I want to transfer files from one machine to the other. I can see the other device listed in my Finder sidebar and connect to it from there. ...
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Centrally Managed Apps/Home Folders on Mac OS X Lion Server

I'm trying to allow access for multiple Mac clients with OS X Lion and user directories on a Lion server so users can login from any Mac in the network and access their profile. I also want to ...
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Can I access a secondary hard drive on another computer via AFP

I am on machine LOC. I would like to connect to a directory on the second hard drive of machine REM. Both machines are running Lion 10.7.1. I use Finder on LOC and Command-K to connect to a server. I ...
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Is it possible for two users to mount the same Shared disk on Time Capsule? (On one Mac.)

The situation is this; 1 shared Mac Mini with user switching. If I leave the Shared disk mounted and the other user logs in, they get prompted for Administrator credentials (which disconnects me.) ...
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Two drobo NAS on one network causes premature 'Server has closed down' events.

We have a Drobo setup with a fixed IP on ethernet which we've named BoxA. It shows up in the finder list, everyone can connect to it and share files. We brought a second Drobo to backup the first, ...
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Lion deletes files after copying to shared folder on AFP

I have an iMac 27" (late 2009) running Lion OS X with all latest patches. There is an external USB drive (Mac partition, journalled), on which I have created a network share using AFP. Since ...
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Access Time Capsule's files from iPhone

Is it possible to access Yime Capsule's files from iPhone? On my Mac I'm simply connecting to afp://10.0.1.1/ and I have my data. But on my iPhone, when I try to connect (e.g. from Safari) I get an ...
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Lion AFP Time Machine Backups

I have a MacBook Pro & a Mac Pro, both have fresh installs of Lion. I've also set up the Mac Pro as a Lion Server. I've set up a few AFP shares on the Mac Pro & I notice there's no "Time ...