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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/AppleVol     
        umes.default,  ~/AppleVolumes,  or  ~/.AppleVolumes.  The  AppleVolumes
        files  is used to specify volumes to mount and file name extension map‐
        pings. It is formatted as follows, one specification per line: pathname
        [ volumename ] .extension [ type [ creator ] ] If volumename is unspec‐
        ified, 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 begin‐
        ning 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 -set     
               passwd 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  /etc/netatalk/AppleVol     
        -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 vol‐
               ume 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 pro‐
               cess. (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 configura‐
               tion files.
               The afpd process will send the message "The server is going down
               for  maintenance."  to the client and shut itself down in 5 min‐
               utes. 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.   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.
AppleVolumes.default(5),   AppleVol     


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