Settings in the afpd.conf file define Appletalk over TCP/IP and Classic
Appletalk (DDP) servers. The simplest afpd.conf file just includes a -
which stands for "this machine" with all the default options. A slightly more
complicated example would be a file contaning one word, Balboa, as the
name of the server.
A few examples: Let's assume we have a server called
"balboa" with the following afpd.conf file:
The first line ( - ) gives you a server called
balboa. The second line creates a server called Balboa2 on port
12000 and the third creates yet another server called Bad Boy on port
12001. The last line creates a server called Out There bound to port
12000 on virtual IP address 22.214.171.124.
"Guest Volume" -nocleartxt -loginmesg "Pay homage to my guest server!"
This line will create a dedicated guest server.
-nocleartxt disables password login, hence the guest nature of the
server. A login message will be shown after the guest user connects.
"The Vault" -noguest -port 12000
With this setting we will get a volume on port 12000 called
The Vault which will not allow guest access.
Here we define a server called Inner Sanctum which
does not use TCP/IP (DDP only) and uses an alternate AppleVolumes.default
and AppleVolumes.system file. Don't forget to replace <path> with the
correct path and file name.
Format of lines in this file:
server [ -tcp ] [ -ddp ] [ -guest ] [ -loginmesg message ] ...
There are a whole plethora of options available. Here they are for