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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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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Restarting AFP Service / File Sharing Service

I'm using El Capitan (not Server) and every now and then me or other users can't access a shared (afp) folder or every mounted drive gets very slow. If I enter the system preferences and navigate to ...
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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 connect ...
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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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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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How to force Spotlight to import existing index instead of rebuilding (network share)?

I am having trouble to make Spotlight permanently work for network drives on both Sierra and High Sierra. I have a NAS (WD MyCloud, running some proprietary linux, kinda busybox) on my local network....
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Mount Server Based on Location

On my Mac in System Preferences > Users & Groups I have these two Synology NAS network drives set to mount during login: Ryan (afp://NAS/Ryan) Shared (afp://NAS/Shared) This works perfectly at ...
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Should I be using AFP or SMB?

I know that Apple has made SMB the default network protocol for a few releases now. However is there any benefits of using AFP? Is there anything I can do on a AFP volume that I can't do on a SMB ...
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Yosemite Server SMB Browsing

Been experiencing endless issues with file sharing on Yosemite server and latest Server App (5.0.x). When a user connected to the server in the finder sidebar, it connects with SMB and they experience ...
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Connect to server on command line

I am currently trying to connect my NAS on OSX 10.9.5 using the command line. This will work fine if I first connect my NAS using Finder: I select it in the "Shared" section of Finder's sidebar, click ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Add fileserver to favorites in Finder, preferably scripted

I'm splitting my main office network into different segments with each their own subnet. This will cause our file-server (which will be moved to a different network than the users) to not appear under ...
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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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Fastest data transfers between volumes of a server connected via AFP

I connect to a server via AFP. The server has two RAID volumes. When I transfer files between the mounted volumes, do the files "go through my system" or are the files transferred directly from one ...
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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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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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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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OS X / macOS doesn't connect to NAS

I have problems getting a Mac-Mini to connect to our QNAP NAS over Wifi. It once worked. As it's my wife's Mac and she doesn't care about backups or whatsoever, I don't know since when it actually ...
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Can't Spotlight search mounted server volume: Unable to perform operation. (-403) Server search enabled

I am trying to get Spotlight to search files on a AFP-mounted NAS on my home network. Per the advice in this question, I run the following command to activate indexing: mdutil /Volumes/name -i on ...
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TimeMachine backup over DDNS AFP Causes Consistency Issue

I have a TimeMachine backup to a local NFS (1Tb partition) on a WdMyBookEX2. The backup works fine when I'm connected locally over ethernet/wifi (takes a while to backup about a TB). When I'm away ...
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Force unmount volume in use by remote user

I store some sensitive data on encrypted disk images. Sometimes for convenience I mount one of these disk image files (.dmg) over the LAN and occasionally forget to unmount it. A problem arises ...
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Apple switching to SMB, but SMB doesn't handle permissions the POSIX way: so what are they doing?

Rumor has it that Apple is switching from AFP to SMB for their file sharing. However, SMB has always had a problem with permissions (i.e. everything is executable or everything is not executable). ...
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Network, moving large folder : Photo Library

I want to move my Photo Library through my Synology NAS, I know I'm gonna lose the iCloud Syncing (which is very annoying...) but anyway. Every time I trying to move the Photo Library (quite heavy, ...
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Yosemite to AFP Ubuntu server connection freezes (UBUNTU CNID dbase error)

I have problems with Yosemite network connections to ubuntu server. Connection working for a while and freez after one minute or little more. This is big 3 TB server for work, with lot of files like ...
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How do I share with different permissions from local host?

I want to create a user tvuser that has read access to a volume on my mac (Mountain Lion.) NO one else has network read access. At this point when I click sharing, enable AFP, Everyone, and Staff ...
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Mounting an AFP network volume eventually freezes my Yosemite System

Ever since I upgraded to 10.10.2 shortly after boot my whole system becomes unusable. Any app that interacts with the volume freezes up such as Finder. Killing the Finder process does not fix the ...
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Automount afp Volume with AppleScript

I know this is similar to other open questions about mounting network drives, but this one is slightly different. I have an AppleScript that runs at startup that looks like this: tell Application "...
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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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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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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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Why won't my network volumes stay mounted?

This has been driving me nuts for months and I'm no closer to a solution. In our home LAN we have 4 macs - a Mac Mini running Mavericks, a Mac Mini running Sierra, an iMac running Sierra, and a MBP ...