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 combine two or more folders into one AFP or SMB network share in OS X 10.11?

I have two media directories that each have a similar top-level folder structure. I'd like to share them over my network, using either AFP or SMB, in such a way that I can access both of them using ...
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Stop sharing primary [boot] and Time Machine drive via AFP?

I have three folders setup as shared folders in the Sharing [System] Preferences on my AFP [not SMB] file server. My file server is running OS X [not OS X Server] 10.11 El Capitan. When I connect to ...
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Automatically mount AFP for Time Machine (without saving a password in plaintext)

I have a Linux box running Netatalk that I use to store Time Machine backups. My machine running OS X sees this as an AFP service and Time Machine is happy with this arrangement. The only issue is ...
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Anyway to restore AFP as the default in 10.10?

In OS X 10.10, Apple moved from AFP to SMB3 as the default method of connecting to servers (Command + K). Anyone know a way to restore this back to AFP?
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Possible Methods to Restore Speed of File Sharing (AFP) in OS X 10.10?

I have an iMac and a MacBook Pro under the same network connected through AFP file sharing protocol. Before I upgraded to OS X 10.10, the speed is very fast - copying a 200MB file would take a couple ...
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Over what protocol am I currently connected to a given server?

At my workplace we usually connect to our server over AFP (I know it's been deprecated but the workers like to use the color labels). I sometimes use SMB to solve specific issues, including the ...
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User management for an AFP share

I've been tasked with setting up an AFP share on a server running Mountain Lion. My question is mostly about best practices and to find out if I'm doing this right. My only prior experience has been (...
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Users cannot change their password when connecting to OS X Server Mavericks

I set up a bunch of users on my OS X Server 3 (Mavericks) requesting they reset the temporary password I gave them. However, no one is able to do that: when connecting via AFP for the first time, they ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How can I make Time Machine work with my Netgear WNDR3700 router?

The story is this: I just upgraded to Mac OS Lion and as it turns out it won't work with my Samba share in the way Snow Leopard used to, for TimeMachine backups. After a bit of Googling I found that ...
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How to fix errors running Photos library from network drive?

I have the commonly reported problem that Photos is stuck at 90% building its database. (The progress bar that shows "Curating Best Photos", "Gathering favourites", "Detecting ...
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Permission issues with mounted folder from another mac via AFP. - problems after moving to catalina

I mount my time machine disk from another Mac via AFP. This worked very nicely until I installed catalina, at which point I got permission errors when I tried to access the volumes in the sharing ...
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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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AFPMountURL returned error 6, errno is 6 / Failed to get Client ID 6

If I want to connect to a netatalk AFP share with my Mac, Finder gives me this error: "There was a problem connecting to the server "atrium". Check the server or IP address, and then try again." OK ...
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Mount a NAS AFP volume to be accessible by Apache

I need to mount a NAS share (via AFP) so that it can be read by Apache (which runs as user www), or, more precisely, by PHP (using opendir() and readdir().) I had no luck with chmod ugo+rX /Volumes/...
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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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Unable to sync Photos.app to iPhone from a network drive

I can no longer sync Photos.app to my iPhone via the new Finder interface in Catalina. I get no errors in the interface. The progress dial ticks away and it seems to complete (way too quickly) and ...
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SMB deleting folders (mac, windows) local network issue

I have mixed machines in my local network, everyone have all permissions to read/write. Everything works fine but when some Mac user tries to delete any folder it raises error: "The operation can’t ...
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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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Connecting to a Folder on a Different Partition Using AFP or SMB

I'm in the process of setting up a DeployStudio system. Part of the requirement is that the server be able to connect to a Repository of files. On my server, that Repository is located on the ...
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What file sharing protocol should I use with an older Mac?

I understand that Apple has switched to SMB2 as their default file sharing protocol these days, but I have an old Mac at home that I want to share files with, and it can only run OS X 10.6. OS X 10.6 ...
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Reset AFP permissions after uninstalling Mavericks Server?

I just uninstalled Mavericks Server by dragging it to the trash and I'm finding that my AFP server no longer has access to serve files from the root of each drive. Can anyone help restore the default ...
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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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