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afpd - Apple Filing Protocol daemon
afpd [-duptDTI] [-f defaultvolumes] [-s systemvolumes] [-n nbpname]
[-c maxconnections] [-g guest] [-P pidfile] [-S port]
[-L message] [-F configfile] [-U uams] [-m umask]
afpd -v | -V | -h
afpd provides an Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) interface to the Unix file
system. It is normally started at boot time from /etc/rc.
/etc/netatalk/afpd.conf is the configuration file used by afpd to
determine the behavior and configuration of the different virtual file
servers that it provides.
The list of volumes offered to the user is generated from
/etc/netatalk/AppleVolumes.system and one of
/etc/netatalk/AppleVolumes.default, ~/AppleVolumes, ~/.AppleVolumes,
~/applevolumes, or ~/.applevolumes. The AppleVolumes files is used to
specify volumes to mount and file name extension mappings.
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.
Prevents clients from saving their passwords. (Equivalent to
-nosavepasswd in afpd.conf.)
Allows clients to change their passwords. (Equivalent to -setpasswd
Use DDP (AppleTalk) as transport protocol. (Equivalent to -ddp in
Use TCP/IP as transport protocol. (Equivalent to -tcp in
Print version information and exit.
Print verbose information and exit.
Print help and exit.
Use a platform specific icon. (Equivalent to -icon in afpd.conf.)
(Recent Mac OS don´t display it.)
Specifies that defaultvolumes should be read for a list of default
volumes to offer, instead of /etc/netatalk/AppleVolumes.default.
Specifies that systemvolumes should be read for a list of volume
that all users will be offered, instead of
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.
Specifies that nbpname should be used for NBP registration, instead
of the first component of the hostname in the local zone.
Specifies the maximum number of connections to allow for this afpd.
The default is 20.
Specifies the name of the guest account. The default is ´nobody´.
Specifies the file in which afpd stores its process id.
Specifies the port to register with when doing AFPoverTCP. Defaults
to 548. (Equivalent to -port in afpd.conf.)
Specifies the login message that will be sent to clients.
(Equivalent to -loginmsg in afpd.conf.)
Specifies the configuration file to use. (Defaults to
Comma-separated list of UAMs to use for the authentication process.
(Equivalent to -uamlist in afpd.conf.)
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.
Sending a SIGHUP to afpd will cause it to reload its configuration
Sending a SIGINT to a child afpd enables max_debug logging for this
process. The log is sent to fhe file /tmp/afpd.PID.XXXXXX. Sending
another SIGINT will terminate the process.
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 message.pid. 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.
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.
configuration file used by afpd
list of default volumes to mount
list of volumes to offer all users
~/AppleVolumes, ~/.AppleVolumes, ~/applevolumes, ~/.applevolumes
user´s list of volumes to mount
list of server signature
contains messages to be sent to users.
hosts_access(5), afpd.conf(5), AppleVolumes.default(5),