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AFP Screen

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Last Modified 2022-05-08 17:09 EDT

Use the Services AFP screen to configure AFP service on your TrueNAS.

Services AFP Edit

Use SAVE to save settings.

Use CANCEL to exit without saving and return to the Services screen.

General Option

Database PathSets the database information stored in the path. The path must be writable even if the pool is read only.


Guest AccountSelect an account to use for guest access. This account must have permissions to the shared pool or dataset. The privileges given to this user are also available to any client connecting to the guest service. This user must exist in the password file, but does not require a valid login. The root user cannot be used as guest account.
Guest AccessSelect to disable the password prompt that displays before clients access AFP shares.
Max ConnectionsMaximum number of simultaneous connections permitted via AFP. The default limit is 50.
Chmod RequestIndicates how to handle access control lists. Select Ignore to ignore requests and give the parent directory ACL inheritance full control over new items. Select Preserve to preserves ZFS ACEs for named users and groups or the POSIX ACL group mask. Use **Simple*8 to set to chmod() as requested without any extra steps.
Map ACLsSelect mapping of permissions for authenticated users. Select Rights (default, Unix-style permissions), None, or Mode (ACLs).

Other Options

Log LevelRecord AFP service messages up to the specified log level in the system log. By default, severe and warning level messages are logged.
Bind InterfacesSpecify the IP addresses to listen for AFP connections. Leave blank to bind to all available IPs. If none are specified, advertise the first IP address of the system, but listen for any incoming request.
Global AuxiliaryAdditional afp.conf(5) parameters.

Additional Information

Configuring AFP Shares