Personal File Sharing

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cpjakes, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. cpjakes macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hello all, hopefully a quick fix to an irritating problem...

    My DP 450 running 10.3.2 with all the swarm of updates in the past few days will not start Personal File Sharing on startup.

    It does maintain Windows Sharing, Remote Login, FTP Access, Apple Remote Desktop, and Printer Sharing.

    I would assume that it's some preference somewhere, I found this:

    com.apple.AppleFileServer.plist

    But deleting it does not work, upon restart it's still off... I don't restart often, but I do a lot of remote work with this machine, so it's annoying if it is off.

    Also, is it possible to start it from Terminal remotely?

    Thanks,
    cpjakes
     
  2. awulf macrumors 6502

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    There is the AFP log which is located here:
    /Library/Logs/AppleFileService/AppleFileServiceError.log

    Also you can start AFP from the terminal (login as root through SSH from the remote computer) And type:
    AppleFileServer

    To stop the AppleFileServer type:
    killall AppleFileServer
     
  3. cpjakes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    awulf, thanks for the Terminal information... Hopefully I'll remember it when I need it.

    I get a couple of things in the log, a bunch of AppleTalk not being active messages and a bunch of AppleTalk error messages. It almost seems like it's trying to load Apple File Server before AppleTalk and not loading because AppleTalk isn't ready. Does this seem strange?
     
  4. awulf macrumors 6502

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    Under the Network Preferences there is an option to 'Make AppleTalk Active', maybe it is un-ticked.

    There is also another tick box for AppleTalk under; Applications->Utilities->Directory Access
    Not sure what this does though.

    I have all my boxes ticked and I have no error messages.

    But AppleTalk is the legacy protocol for access to older Machines, its AFP now.
     

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