afp_signature.conf - Configuration file used by afpd(8) to specify
/etc/netatalk/afp_signature.conf is the configuration file used by afpd
to specify server signature automatically. The configuration lines are
"server name" hexa-string
The first field is server name. Server names must be quoted if they
contain spaces. The second field is the hexadecimal string of 32
characters for 16-bytes server signature.
The leading spaces and tabs are ignored. Blank lines are ignored. The
lines prefixed with # are ignored. The illegal lines are ignored.
Server Signature is unique 16-bytes identifier used to prevent
logging on to the same server twice.
Netatalk 2.0 and earlier generated server signature by using
gethostid(). There was a problem that another servers have the same
signature because the hostid is not unique enough.
Netatalk 2.1 generates the signature from random numbers and saves
it into afp_signature.conf. When starting next time, it is read
from this file.
This file should not be thoughtlessly edited and be copied onto
another server. If it wants to set the signature intentionally, use
the option "-signature user:xxxx" in afpd.conf. In this case,
afp_signature.conf is not used.
Example. afp_signature.conf three servers on one netatalk
# This is a comment.
"Guest Server" 251D25569CB29AFDF296C6B5B3A385B7
"User Server" 26B5D785046C019F55718F76B1C13BFB
afpd(8), afpd.conf(5), asip-status.pl(1)