Introduction

AFP (Apple File Protocol) is the native file sharing protocol used with Mac (OSX). It is supported under Linux, and therefore Debian, through TCP/IP sockets, as well as via Apple Talk. This supported via the package netatalk.

Installation and setup

apt-get install netatalk

Configuration files are in /etc/netatalk/ with some daemon startup configs in /etc/defaults/netatalk

/etc/defaults/netatalk

ATALKD_RUN=no

Userspace network manager for Apple Talk network protocol

PAPD_RUN=no

Printing support

CNID_METAD_RUN=yes

Metadata catalogue

AFPD_RUN=yes

AFP file server

TIMELORD_RUN=no

Time server for old Macs

If you don't have Apple Talk in the kernel, disable ATALKD and PAPD (as it requires ATALKD), else leave them enabled.

References

http://netatalk.sourceforge.net/