Disabling SMB protocol on client Mac's

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Miles.Kelly97, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Miles.Kelly97 macrumors member

    Nov 24, 2015
    Tunbridge Wells
    Hi guys

    I was wondering if any of you could help, I want all of our client Mac's to connect to our servers via AFP, so the shared folders and files are set to only be able to be connected to via AFP. However so client Mac's will still try to connect via SMB when you open a Finder window, go to shared and click on the server and say connect as.

    Is there any way i can turn off the ability to connect to a server via SMB for a client Mac?

    Miles K
  2. wubsylol macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2014
    I can't replicate what you're talking about.
    My Mac always defaults to AFP when connecting to servers sharing both SMB and AFP.

    Your problem sounds more like the server's zeroconf implementation is not correctly announcing what services it has.
  3. codalo macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2008
    For what reason do you want to force everyone to use AFP? I'm not saying its wrong just wondering why.
    I am considering doing the same because of random drops of the SHARES.

  4. AppleNewton, Feb 23, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2016

    AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    to force AFP you have to have afp:// prefaced first in the mapping url as long as it supports AFP, as SMB is the default file sharing protocol since Mavericks.
  5. HenryAZ macrumors 6502


    Jan 9, 2010
    South Congress AZ
    Recent versions (starting with Yosemite?) have defaulted to using SMB and the default sharing protocol. Both are available.

    In System Preferences/Sharing, click the Options button and you will see both checked. Uncheck SMB if you don't want it used.

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