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Niklas Wikman
Enable support for legacy AFP in 18.8 Mt Lion
on Jan 22, 2015 at 4:16:51 pm
Last Edited By Niklas Wikman on Jan 22, 2015 at 4:17:15 pm

Upgraded my office iMac 21" and it went just fine.

But now I can't access our netgear ReadyNAS NV+ over AFP.

I have tried both Apples KB articles and other resources, but with no luck. Most likely I might have messed things up...

Is there a good step by step anywhere? Many od the instructions tells me to connect to an other AFP resource, but we do only have this NAS in the netwoek.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!


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John Davidson
Re: Enable support for legacy AFP in 18.8 Mt Lion
on Jan 22, 2015 at 8:41:57 pm

Wait, you just upgraded TO Mountain Lion?

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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Niklas Wikman
Re: Enable support for legacy AFP in 18.8 Mt Lion
on Jan 23, 2015 at 5:29:16 am

Yes? Was on 10.6.8 and had to upgrade because a lot of other programs, plugins and utilities that I use are no longer supported under 10.6.8


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John Davidson
Re: Enable support for legacy AFP in 18.8 Mt Lion
on Jan 23, 2015 at 10:23:50 pm

You might want to go all the way to Yosemite and be done with it. Mt. Lion is already over two years old and not being developed anymore. Yosemite will give you SMB connection ability, which in my opinion is better than AFP.

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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Niklas Wikman
Re: Enable support for legacy AFP in 18.8 Mt Lion
on Jan 23, 2015 at 10:29:29 pm

SMB does work in Mt Lion too. Can accesss my NAS now.

Have to stay with Mt Lion, being able to open FCS projects, etc.

We are planning to move to Premiere, AE, PS etc.


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John Davidson
Re: Enable support for legacy AFP in 18.8 Mt Lion
on Jan 23, 2015 at 10:33:19 pm

FCS works in Yosemite. SMB3 is not available in MT. Lion, SMB2 is. 2 is not as good and as fast as SMB3.

https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13562/10gb-and-smb3-really-rocks

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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John Davidson
Re: Enable support for legacy AFP in 18.8 Mt Lion
on Jan 23, 2015 at 10:35:05 pm

http://provideocoalition.com/ssimmons/story/installing-and-editing-with-fin...

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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Chris Gordon
Re: Enable support for legacy AFP in 18.8 Mt Lion
on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:47:55 am

Did you update the ReadyNAS firmware/OS? If I remember back several years ago when Mountain Lion came out, it had a new version of AFP and within a couple of weeks all of the NAS venders had updated firmware. There should be an update that addresses this specific issue. Of course there have been plenty of issues over the last several years that you should get to the most current firmware anyway.

Under the covers all of the SOHO NAS vendors use the netatalk package to provide AFP services (like they use Samba for SMB services). You need the updated netatalk server software on the NAS that supports the newer version of AFP. The NAS vendors roll all of this into simple firmware/OS updates.


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