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       afpd - AppleTalk Filing Protocol daemon


       afpd  [-duptDTvI]  [-f  defaultvolumes] [-s systemvolumes] [-n nbpname]
       [-c maxconnections] [-g guest] [-P pidfile] [-S port] [-L message]  [-F
       config] [-U uamsv] [-m umask]


       afpd  provides an AppleTalk Filing Protocol (AFP) interface to the Unix
       file system. It is normally started at boot time from /etc/rc.

       The  list  of  volumes  offered  to  the   user   is   generated   from
       /etc/netatalk/AppleVolumes.system          and          one          of
       /etc/netatalk/AppleVolumes.default, ~/AppleVolumes, or ~/.AppleVolumes.
       The  AppleVolumes  files  is  used to specify volumes to mount and file
       name extension mappings. It is formatted as follows, one  specification
       per  line:  pathname  [ volumename ] .extension [ type [ creator ] ] If
       volumename is unspecified, the last component of pathname is  used.  No
       two  volumes  may  have the same name. If type is unspecified ’????’ is
       used. If creator is unspecified ’UNIX’ is used. The extension ’.’  sets
       the  default  creator  and type for otherwise untyped Unix files. Blank
       lines and lines beginning with ‘#’ are ignored.


       -d     Specifies that the daemon should not fork. If netatalk has  been
              configured  with  --enable-debug1,  a  trace of all AFP commands
              will be written to stdout.

       -p     Prevents clients from saving  their  passwords.  (Equivalent  to
              -nosavepasswd in afpd.conf.)

       -t     Allows   clients  to  change  their  passwords.  (Equivalent  to
              -setpasswd in afpd.conf.)

       -D     Use DDP (AppleTalk) as transport protocol. (Equivalent  to  -ddp
              in afpd.cond.)

       -T     Use  TCP/IP  as  transport  protocol.  (Equivalent  to  -tcp  in

       -v     Print version information and exit.

       -I     Use  a  platform  specific  icon.  (Equivalent   to   -icon   in

       -f defaultvolumes
              Specifies  that  defaultvolumes  should  be  read  for a list of
              default      volumes      to       offer,       instead       of

       -s systemvolumes
              Specifies that systemvolumes should be read for a list of volume
              that    all    users    will    be    offered,    instead     of

       -u     Read  the  user’s  AppleVolumes  file  first. This option causes
              volume names in the user’s AppleVolumes file to override  volume
              names  in the system’s AppleVolumes file. The default is to read
              the system AppleVolumes  file  first.   Note  that  this  option
              doesn’t  effect  the precendence of filename extension mappings:
              the user’s AppleVolumes file always has precedence.

       -n nbpname
              Specifies that nbpname should  be  used  for  NBP  registration,
              instead  of  the  first  component  of the hostname in the local

       -c maxconnections
              Specifies the maximum number of connections to  allow  for  this
              afpd. The default is 20.

       -g guest
              Specifies  the  name  of  the  guest  account.  The  default  is

       -P pidfile
              Specifies the file in which afpd stores its process id.

       -S port
              Specifies the port  to  register  with  when  doing  AFPoverTCP.
              Defaults to 548. (Equivalent to -port in afpd.conf.)

       -L message
              Specifies  the  login  message  that  will  be  sent to clients.
              (Equivalent to -loginmsg in afpd.conf.)

       -F configfile
              Specifies  the  configuration  file   to   use.   (Defaults   to

       -U uams
              Comma-separated  list  of  UAMs  to  use  for the authentication
              process. (Equivalent to -uamlist in afpd.conf.)

       -m umask
              Use this umask for the creation of folders in Netatalk.


       Signals that are sent to the main afpd process are  propagated  to  the
       children, so all will be affected.

       SIGHUP Sending   a   SIGHUP  to  afpd  will  cause  it  to  reload  its
              configuration files.

              The afpd process will send the message "The server is going down
              for  maintenance."  to  the  client  and  shut  itself down in 5
              minutes. New connections are not allowed.  If this is sent to  a
              child  afpd,  the  other children are not affected. However, the
              main process will still exit, disabling all new connections.

              The afpd process will look in the message  directory  configured
              at  build time for a file named For each one found,
              a the contents will be sent as a message to the  associated  AFP
              client.  The  file  is  removed  after the message is sent. This
              should  only  be  sent  to  a  child  afpd.   Warning:  If   the
              --with-message-dir  option was not used, this will kill the afpd

              To shut down a  user’s  afpd  process  it  is  recommended  that
              SIGKILL  (-9)  NOT be used, except as a last resort, as this may
              leave the CNID database in an inconsistent state. The  safe  way
              to  terminate  an  afpd is to send it a SIGTERM (-15) signal and
              wait for it to die on its own.


              list of default volumes to mount

              list of volumes to offer all users

              user’s list of volumes to mount

              contains messages to be sent to users.



       hosts_access(5),         afpd.conf(5),         AppleVolumes.default(5),