afpd - Apple Filing Protocol daemon
[-duptDTI] [-f defaultvolumes
] [-s systemvolumes
] [-c maxconnections
] [-P pidfile
] [-S port
] [-F configfile
] [-m umask
-v | -V | -h
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
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 afpd.cond.)
Use TCP/IP as transport protocol. (Equivalent
to -tcp in afpd.conf.)
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
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
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 /etc/netatalk/netatalk/afpd.conf.)
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.
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
is to send it a SIGTERM (-15)
signal and wait for it to die
on its own.
SIGTERM and SIGUSR1 signals that are sent to the main afpd
propagated to the children, so all will be affected.
Clean exit. Propagates from master to
Send this to the master afpd, it will
exit leaving all children running! Can be used to implement AFP service
Sending a SIGHUP to afpd will cause it
to reload its configuration files.
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 revert to the
original log settings.
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.
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
list of UUID for Time Machine volume
configuration file for LDAP and ACL
contains messages to be sent to users.