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Installing Netatalk (afp) on Raspian Buster

This is a recipe to install NetATalk (AFP) on a Raspberry Pi with Raspian Buster.

Netatalk, aka apple-file-protocol (AFP)

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The configuration script is now in /etc/netatalk/afp.conf.

Assuming each of your Pi’s have a unique host name, you can set the mount point of AFP with the following. The mount point is the name of the volume that appears on your desktop when you use network connect afp://[ip] and is available in /Volumes

Stop netatalk

sudo /etc/init.d/netatalk stop

Edit /etc/netatalk/afp.conf

sudo pico /etc/netatalk/afp.conf

Append the following

    path = /home
    home name = $h

Restart netatalk

sudo /etc/init.d/netatalk stop

Now, on macOS, if you mount with ‘Go - Connect To Server’ and enter afp://[IP] where [IP] is the IP address of your Buster Pi, the Pi will mount on your desktop with its hostname.

Remember, the hostname can be set with ‘sudo raspi-config’ and selecting Network Options - Hostname.


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