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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Is AFP slated to be removed from future versions of macOS?

I have seen forum posts out in the wild that suggest that AFP is "dead". I have seen this question and this post that states SMB is now the "default" protocol for Apple sharing. I am using FreeNAS ...
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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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Mac Pro trashcan as file server for 60+ users

I'm wondering if anyone out there has had any experience using a Mac Pro trashcan as a file server for a medium business. My concern is that it won't be able to handle the network traffic for 60+ ...
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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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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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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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Network folder in finder sidebar disappears

I have added a couple of network folders to the OS X finder sidebar as a shortcut. This is working great as long as I don't shutdown or restart the system. Once the system has been restarted they are ...
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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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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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El Capitan: Strange folder names on Synology NAS

We've upgraded some MacBooks to El Capitan, all the workstations here are connected to a NAS through AFP. All upgraded workstations now show a small amount of folders with strange names like; SBAK7C~...
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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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File sharing/AFP skips “connect as”

I have two Macs, a Lion and a Yosemite. I have several accounts on each one, both user and admin. I activated file sharing on both Macs and selected AFP. I can connect from any account on one Mac to ...
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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....