Man Linux: Main Page and Category List


       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
           in afpd.conf.)

           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.)

       -f defaultvolumes
           Specifies that defaultvolumes should be read for a list of default
           volumes to offer, instead of /etc/netatalk/AppleVolumes.default.

       -s systemvolumes
           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.

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

       -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 ´nobody´.

       -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.

           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 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),
       afp_signature.conf(5), dbd(1).