Web GUI Blasts customized netatalk config files

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FreeNAS-8r7350-amd64

When using the Web GUI to restart the AFP service, or upon reboot, new /etc/afpd.conf and /etc/local/AppleVolumes.defaults files are created overwriting the existing customized files. While this behavior is normal, it would be nice to have the Web GUI either append files, or offer and "Advanced" area where users could add additional options for example

adding the option -uservolfirst to /etc/afpd.conf

or adding the line
~ "$f"
to the /etc/local/AppleVolumes.defaults which allows each user to be presented with their home folder as a share point.

but in lieu of these solutions it would just be nice if it didn't overwrite any customized files on reboot or service restart.
 

Tekkie

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The docs clearly state that any custom changes to config files are overwritten at boot time so this should not come as a surprise, unless of course you skipped reading the docs. ;)

As for being able to add custom config parameter agree with you completely, head over to support.freenas.org and enter a ticket. :)
 
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My mistake, I thought that's what this feature request section of the form was for. It's hardly a big enough issue to submit a support ticket.

More than anything, when the GUI remakes the AppleVolumes.conf file it should automatically append the line

~ "$f"

What user wouldn't want their home folder to show up as a mount if it existed on the server, and it's how an os x server behaves.
 
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