OS X :: AFP And SMB Shares Messed Up - How To Fix

Nov 18, 2010

The AFP and SMB shares provided by my machine (OSX 10.6.5) seem to be messed up. Specifically:
1) There are shares which are visible from other machines which do not exist in System Preferences -> Sharing -> File Sharing
2) There are share listed in System Preferences -> Sharing -> File Sharing which cannot be deleted
How can this be cleaned up? What drives the set of shares? /var/db/samba/smb.shares is clearly a generated file. What generates it?


OS X :: SMB Vs AFP - Both Slow?

Sep 3, 2009

I have a QNAP TS-209 Pro, a NAS drive that's a bit of a swiss army knife that can handle WINS, AppleTalk, NFS, Bonjour etc. It's a relatively fast unit with gigabit ethernet, I get about 11-12 MB/s without using Jumbo frames and I'm OK with that.

When I access it via Windows (in Boot Camp on my MBP) it's always lightning fast via both WiFi and, obviously, ethernet. Browsing it is instantaneous like it was a local drive. If I double-click on a folder, the Explorer window is filled with content in a matter of milliseconds. You won't know it from a local drive until you start some big file transfer.

But when I'm in OS X it's kind of slow. It's not an issue of network speed (I get rougly 160 Mbps with Airport in both Mac and Windows). The lagging manifests itself in different ways depending on protocol:

If I use SMB, navigating the folders is relatively snappy. Not as quick as in Windows, but still. Except when I go into a folder with a large number of files, then I have to wait forever staring at an empty Finder window before the file list appears. And copying to and from the drive is horrible, if I drag some large folder to my desktop I can basically go out to lunch while OS X is "Preparing to copy NN,NNN files". Once this infernal file counting is over, however, the actual copying is as fast as on Windows.

If I use AFP, navigating the folders is universally laggy. If I double-click on a folder with 10 subfolders, it takes about 3 seconds before I see them. It's kind of like browsing a remote FTP rather than a local NAS drive. On the other hand, the delay doesn't increase if there's a large number of files, like with SMB. It's the same 3-second delay no matter if there's one or a thousand files in the folder. Also, the "Preparing to copy..." part is much faster, it takes a coffee break but not an entire lunch like it does with SMB.

Is there any way to, um, make it suck less by optimizing something somewhere? Basically I'd like the navigation snappiness of SMB but without the insane delays when there are many files in a folder, and without "Preparing to copy..." moving at snail pace.

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Software :: To Migrate From AFP To SMB ?

Feb 24, 2009

Is anyone aware of a way to migrate files/folders from an AFP share on a Windows 2003 server to an SMB share on the same server?

This has been a thorn in my side for almost a year. Nobody seems to have an answer, so I've tried my own thing:

In the AFP shares, which is legacy from OS9, the OSX 10.4 Macs can see the files properly. But, if they try to use them in an SMB share, to the same location on the same server, the special attributes of the files are gone. All of the files look like they are broken, etc.

I've tried to copy the files from the AFP share, through an OSX machine, to an SMB share on the same server and this does work, but the number of files, and levels of folders, seems to choke the copy and the speed is brutal, even on Gb. They have 800GB in 650K+ files. I tried the copy in the GUI and from the terminal. It would work for a while and then choke on various files for various reasons.

As I said, this has been an impossible task. There is no information on the Internets. Someone out there must have gone through this.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Get AFP And Not SMB

May 3, 2012

i am trying to set up a chronosync between my laptop and desktop and i am being told by the good folks at chronosync that i am having an issue because i have an SMB connection and not an AFP connection.they have provided pretty specific instructions on how to change this but i am feeling like a caveman trying to do this.i /attempted/ to disconnect my macpro and my time capsule from the left pane under "shared" but this did not seem to work so i simply turned off the wifi. then i deleted my network passes in the login section of keychain and am in the Connect To Server section but all i am seeing is a "Favorite Servers" listed as "SMB://MyHomeFolderNameOnMyMacPro.my understanding is that i am supposed to find an AFP connection.so now i am looking in the little gear icon for recent servers (there is one named "Mirch's Computer" in there which seems odd...) anyway can i CLEAR these recent servers and ADD my MacPro as AFP.

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: AD Accounts Can No Longer Connect To AFP File Shares

Feb 22, 2012

I am running into an issue where AD users can no longer connect to AFP file shares. If you attempt to authenticate with one of our Lion server's local accounts, you connect without any issues, but if you put network credentials in then you get the window shake denial. This issue just came up this morning. I attempted unbinding and rebinding the machine, updating from 10.7.2 to 10.7.3, removing and re-adding share point permissions, turning file sharing off then on, and still no network account authentication. 

how to get network credential authentication to AFP filesharing working again?

Xserve, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Server

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OS X :: Finder Internal Network Connectivity With SMB Shares?

Mar 26, 2010

I've been having some very odd internal network connectivity issues the last few weeks.First, here's what I'm working with:-1.83 GHz Core 2 Duo Mac Mini running Snow Leopard 10.6.2File server running Windows Server 2008 64bit-Two SMB shares I access from the file server for archive storage and backup purposes from the Mini-All networked together into a Linksys WRT54G running DD-WRT v24-sp1

So here's the deal. I can start up the Mini from a fresh boot and access my SMB file shares with no problems at all. The file server is pingable, and I can RDP into it with Remote Desktop. But put the computer to sleep? One third of it breaks--the SMB shares become inaccessible until after a reboot, BUT I can still ping the file server AND I can still RDP into it without any issues. It's for this reason I think it's a Finder-specific issues. It seems to "forget" my SMB shares after putting the computer to sleep, then can't "find" them again.

FWIW, I thought it might be a name resolution issues, so I tried all this using the straight-up IP address but nothing changed. The SMB shares aren't accessible, but I can still ping and RDP into the file server without issue.It's getting very frustrating rebooting my Mac virtually every time I need to access my file archive. It's also makes a consistent backup plan difficult, if not impossible. Oh, and one more data point. I've got a work laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. When the Mac has issues accessing the SMB shares, I can access the file shares just fine (both by hostname and IP address) on the Windows 7 machine.I'm quite at a loss here. I'm contemplating a fresh install here, but not really confident it would make a difference.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard With Time Machine - SMB Shares Not Working

Aug 28, 2009

On 10.5 I used to have time machine backing up to a remote smb share using the time machine hacks to create a sparsebundle image on the smb share. No longer working with 10.6 - always get an error. Why apple couldn't make time machine get along with smb shares natively out of the box is simply beyond me.

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OS X :: SMB Shares In Snow Leopard - Automatically Load At Startup

Sep 14, 2009

I am running Snow Leopard on a new Power Mac which is part of a windows network. On the Windows server, there are a couple of shares that I would like the mac to use. I can manually connect to them and browse ok, but what I would really like to do is have them automatically load on startup and display on the desktop. I have tried connecting to the them and then dragging them into the login items, but on restart, they don't appear on the desktop.

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MacBook Pro :: Cannot Connect To Windows SMB Shares After Sleep

Apr 9, 2010

After my MBP has hibernated, I cannot connect to my SMB shares on my Win7 media center. I can relaunch finder, turn airport on and off, etc, but it will not connect to the server until after I restart the computer. It sees the Win7 box in Finder and lists it under "Shared," but even though I have a button for "Connect As," pressing it does no good. Finder just says "Connecting" and will never get any farther.

If I use the "connect to server" dialogue in finder rather than the shared list in the sidebar, the effect is the same, it come up with a "connecting" message that never succeeds and I cannot close.

The computer is a late 2007 MBP running 10.6. Its connecting wirelessly to an Airport Extreme, and the Win7 box has a wired connection to the Airport Extreme. Since it will reconnect just fine after a reboot, I'm certain the problem is with the MBP, and not the server or the router.

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OS X :: Dock Messed UP - Fix?

Dec 28, 2010

I tried a few terminal commands I searched online and one of it screw up my dock. How do I fix it? I need the dock to be in the middle again.

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OS X :: Messed Up Fonts - Fix?

Apr 10, 2006

Any clue how to fix this? I've tried cleaning up the font cache but with no help / Irritating as hell too. I can read it. but man! it hurts. edit: notice how it only applies for some sites. Google being the most used of mine.

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OS X :: Any Way To Hide PC Network Shares?

May 16, 2008

So I see all these weird PCs in my Finder, and I wish to not see them at all. I only want to see the Macs. Is there a way to hide PC network shares?

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OS X :: Trying To Share Files Using AFP

Jan 11, 2009

My girlfriend just got a new Macbook and we're trying to share files using AFP. In system preferences, I have (temporarily) allowed "everyone" privileges to read and write to my system, and she still can't access anything. It just says "connection failed" at the top of the window, and it doesn't give any other explanation other than that. If I type in my login credentials, it logs in just fine and I am able to read and write without any problems. In another thread, someone suggested repairing my disk permissions, and I get the following error:

Warning: SUID file "System/Library/Filesystems/AppleShare/afpLoad" has been modified and will not be repaired. In yet another thread, I was told not to worry about SUID Warnings, but... the warnings to ignore listed in the Apple KB i was directed to did not include this specific warning. I suspect this permissions error has something to do with why she is unable to connect as a "guest" and it's driving me nuts.

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OS X :: After 10.5.8 Shares Open Up On Login

Aug 6, 2009

I have a number of shares on my NAS that I have linked in my login items, and when I log into OSX I get these on my desktop. The "server" is "afp://NASNAME(AFP)._afpovertcp._tcp.local/SHARENAME". This has worked great for ages, and all that happened when I logged into OSX was that these shares got an icon on the desktop. However, since the "upgrade" to 10.5.8, these shares open up when I log in. This is so irritating; I do not want these shares to open up, just to have an icon on the desktop. What "feature" did Apple screw around with, and what can I do to get back to status quo?

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OS X :: Two Shares Of Same Computer On Network Shown Up?

Nov 30, 2009

I've had this problem going on two months now, so I would not recall what program could be causing it. A cloned share, "eve-2" (the name of my iMac is "Eve") shows up across the network as a PC share. OS is Snow Leopard, fully updated. Model iMac8,1. Screens of finder and running processes attached if it helps.

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OS X :: Unable To Access Shares On Windows 7 PC

Feb 16, 2010

Basically, I'm trying to get all of the files off a hfs partition on an external harddrive so that I can reformat the drive. The problem is that my Windows machine is the only one with enough space to do this, and, of course, Windows cannot see the hfs partition, and I can't remove it. So I've been trying to copy the files from my Macbook Pro across the network. Unfortunately, this is the part that has proven difficult. My Windows machine does not show up in the list of shares in Finder, so I need to use Go > Connect to Server. While this works initially after first booting up.

It seems to disconnect after a few minutes and all attempts to reconnect just display a connecting box for a short while, and then an error message; "Connection Failed. There was an error connecting to the server. Check the server name or IP address and try again." I can ping my Windows machine, so there is nothing wrong with the IP, or the connection on a basic level, but for some reason I cannot connect. I've tried disabling Firewalls on both machines, and that hasn't helped. One thing I did notice is that the connection seems to remain stable as long as I do not access the network on my Windows machine. For instance, earlier this evening it disconnected as soon as I tried to use the internet.

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OS X Server :: AFP Over Kerberos In A AD Domain?

Dec 21, 2006

on setting up an OD master to accept kerberos from a AD domain and I can't get AFP to work.

What I've done:

1. Bind OD Master to AD
2. Destroyed the OD Kerberos realm
3. Ran sudo dsconfigad -enableSSO

When I log into a client that is bond to both AD and OD and try to access a SMB share on the AD side it works. When I try to access a SMB share on the OD master it work. When I try to access a AFP share on the OD Master it fails with the error " The user Authentication Method required by this server can't be found". Now I think this error is because I'm forcing Kerberos authentication, if I change AFP setting to any method authentication I get promoted with the AFP login window, I enter my AD account information and I'm able to mount the share.

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Applications :: Looking For Stocks And Shares Tracking Software?

Jul 9, 2008

I've (very) recently become interested in buying shares on the stock markets. I would like some software (can be web based) for tracking trends, making predictions, possibly buying through the software. I'd prefer Mac Compatible software but if there is good windows software I'd like to hear about that too. What do the 'professionals' use? Is that either very expensive or bespoke?

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OS X :: AFP Sharing (NAS Access) On MacBook

Jan 18, 2009

I tried to access my NAS from my macbook today, using AFP. I believe it was partially working. On the mac side I didn't configure anything in particular. The NAS was setup with 3 AFP shares with unique names. When I opened the Finder on the mac, the NAS (FreeNAS) appeared. Clicking on the "freenas" brought up the three shares. I didn't specifically mount any shares, but obviously the mac picked them up because the unique names were there. As well, I was able to briefly browse the folders. The problem is that the connection to the shares does not last long.

Sometimes I can't even click on the NAS name and bring up the shares, I just get a never ending "connecting...." Even worse, once this has happened I am unable to do any further work with the network. Even web browsing using Safari ceases to work. Even worser worse, the mac will not reboot properly. I have to do a hard shutdown. For what it's worth, the same thing appears to happen when I try to mount a samba share such as smb:// It may briefly connect but before too long Finder pretty much hangs, as well as the internet.

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OS X :: Dropping Mounted Shares - Server Unavailable

Apr 13, 2009

On my MacBook Pro I have set up a bunch of shares to mount upon login. They then are presented by icons on the desktop, all using server "afp://BMK-rnp (AFP)._afpovertco._tcp.local/SHARE NAME". The shares are hosted on my Infrant/NetGear ReadyNAS Pro, which uses the AFP protocol, and advertises the AFP service over Bonjour. However, when I have had the MBP sleeping for a few hours, not just a few minutes, and I open it back up, it has lost the connection to the shares. I get a message that the server is unavailable, and that the shares are disconnected. I can't do anything about it, except disconnect the shares in the pop-up, open up finder, and click on the "BMK-rnp (AFP)" icon under shared, and then reconnect to the shares. Is there a way, using std. OSX tools, to "re-connect" to the shares? I have tried a small utility - "Bounjour Mounter" - but I never got it working right.

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OS X :: Write A Script To Reconnect Shares Automatically?

Apr 14, 2009

I've got a mac mini under my TV that I use as a media centre, however, all of the video content is stored on my Mac Pro. All of the video is accessed by two standard shared folders.However, everytime I restart my Mac Pro the shares obviously stop working. I'd like a way to automatically keep these shares alive. I think I'd need something that does the following and would be in a script of sorts (terminal script I guess):On bootup of OS X on the Mac Pro do the following:

1. Connect to the mac mini (maybe via ssh)
2. Close all existing shares on the mac mini
3. Initialise shares on the mac mini

On a different note, any idea how to execute a terminal script in the background at a set time every day? I've got a few lines of code that sync up my iPhoto and iTunes library across my machines and I'd like to schedule it to run at a certain time.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard - Windows Shares Not Showing Up?

Sep 2, 2009

Wanted to see if anyone else might be having this problem:Since the upgrade, my windows shared computers have disappeared in Finder. Only the macs show up now. This is only on my home network.At the office, I can see the windows machines on my MBP, but not at home.

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OS X :: Why Mac Is So Slow To Browse Network Shares

Nov 17, 2009

So on my Mac Pro, when I get into my NAS (linux based), the files take like 3 seconds to actually appear in the window after I click on the share. On my Windows 7 machine, that is next to the mac, on the same switch, takes not even a second, it's instant. I have always had an issue that the Mac is slow when browsing network shares. Even if it's another Mac.

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OS X :: Cannot Get Write Access To Remote AFP Share

Jan 24, 2010

I cannot get write access to a remote AFP share. Here's what I have: Mac Mini which is where the share exists. I have file sharing turned on, the desired directories enabled via "system prefs" and both my local mac mini account and "administrators" group set for read and write access. The "everyone" group has "read only" access which seems to be enabled by default - I did not remove this permission. My local mac mini account also has my MobileMe account listed as the MobileMe user name in the account manager.

My account on my macbook has a different short name. When I connect to the mac mini via Finder (under "shared"), it connects using the mobileme account. I can view the AFP share on the mac mini, but I cannot write to it. I click "disconnect" and reconnect using my mac mini's user account (the admin level account that is set for read and write access in file sharing) and password, but the results are the same (read-only access). When I go back into the top level finder window for the mac mini, it shows it is connected as the mobile me account despite the fact that I purposely disconnected and re-connected using the mac mini account.

More info since original post: The pop-up errors I get when I try to write a file are (in order): "You may need to enter the name and password for an administrator on this computer to change the item named family-2009" (note family -2009 is an iMovie project). I'm not changing family-2009 and there is no remote copy, so I don't understand what it claims needs admin rights to change. If I click "continue" - The item "family-2009" contains one or more items you do not have permission to read. do you want to copy the items you are allowed to read?"

It's my iMovie project that I created from scratch, so I don't know where this bunk about not having read access to some of the items is coming from. If I click "continue" the final error is - The operation cannot be completed becaue an item with the name "family-2009" already exists. There is no such file with that name on the remote AFP share, so I don't know WTF this thing is trying to do. It's complaining about having read access to an existing file when the permissions are set for read and write and the file doesn't exist. Both systems are fully patched Leopard.

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OS X :: Can't Connect As Guest Via AFP Or FTP

Feb 19, 2010

I've MRoogled my heart out and each "solution" is left open ended (gee thanks) so I want to ask for help in my specific case.

I have 3 computers on my network, a MacBook, a MacBook Pro and my Power Mac G4.

When I connect to either the Power Mac G4 or MacBook it auto-connects as a guest with limited access. However I CANNOT connect to the MacBook Pro as a guest no matter what I do. I have to be a Registered User to access ANY files on my MacBook Pro.

The MacBook and MacBook Pro both run 10.6 and the Power Mac is running 10.4.

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OS X :: Keeping Windows Shares On Desktop Even After Reboot?

Apr 8, 2010

I got a windows server with many smb shares and I would like them to stay on the macs desktop even after a reboot or after loosing connection. How do I do this? I got snow leopard.

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OS X Server :: AFP Share For Teachers/students?

Aug 14, 2006

I am fairly new to OS X server and server administration in general so bear with me

My goal is to setup a share point that will support teacher shares with assignment upload and download folders in each share. I would like to automount these shares upon login so they show up on the desktop.

Currently the teachers have open directory accounts with a Managed preference login item that mounts the share point.

The students are using local accounts in the labs and I've automounted a share for them using a local login item with an apple script that calls a mount_afp command using a dummy account in open directory so I don't have to use guest access.

Currently, I'm just using POSIX permissions to keep things simple as I've ran into disappearing folders using ACL's with Tiger (anyone else seen this??).

So a few questions:

1) Is this an ok way to do this? Are there better ways?

2) Is it a good idea to have a logout hook to remove the mount directory when each user logs out?

3) Will my dual 1.8 Ghz server with 1.5 GB of RAM and a 200Mb (aggregate) network connection be able to support approx 50 static AFP connections? Thinking about taking the idle time down really low...heard in OSX 10.3+ that when connection is idle it unmounts and when user clicks share it will re-mount it, sort of making it dynamic it sounds like.

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May 10, 2012

I cannot connect to my MBP (2007 model) running 10.7 (10.7.4 at the moment, but I had this problem since upgrading to 10.7) using the AppleFileProtocol.I shows up on the network, it let's click on it, asks for my login and after hitting »connect«, it gives a error stating »The server XXX will not allow any additional users to log on. Try to connect again later.«. Connecting through SMB works fine. SSH also works fine. Everything else on this machine is fine, too.What's wrong with AFP.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2.2Ghz, 6GB, 500GB

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Oct 11, 2010

Anyone know if there is an application that can easily browse windows/samba shares? Finder works okay, but I find it annoying that I have to mount everything in order to get to it. One thing I miss in Windows is being able to type / hostname somewhere and getting to the share. Now I have to open finder, open the network dialog box, type in the hostname and wait for it to connect. It'd be great if there was another application that would allow me to quickly browse to all these shares.

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Mar 9, 2008

I'm looking for a program that will allow me to input the number of shares of various stocks I own, and at what price I bought them, and have it show me the current stock quote as well as the current value of my holdings. Anyone know of a program like that? Something that went on the dashboard would be perfect.

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OS X :: External Hard Drive Not Shown Up On AFP Server

Mar 27, 2008

I have successfully connected a couple of times to a firewire external hard drive connected to my dad's iMac over the internet (AFP server) for the purpose of backing up some files, but now it doesn't show up at all as a volume when I connect to his iMac through finder/go/connect to server. I don't believe that any settings were changed, so don't understand why it isn't showing up. Currently when I get info on the drive 'shared folder' is checked, everyone has permission to read and write and 'ignore ownership on this volume' is checked and file sharing is enabled in system preferences/sharing.

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Nov 14, 2008

I'm using Viscosity to connect to our VPN at work. I'm able to establish a connection just fine, but I have a few issues. It appears to be assigning me a local IP address; however, I'm unable to ping the gateway. I'm also unable to ping the local Samba domain.

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Apr 14, 2009

I have an AFP share on my nas box containing many files. My problem is that when I try and to rename files by hitting enter, the finder window refreshes and I lose focus of the file rename. This seems to be happening when finder is refreshing the thumbnails for each file's icon.

How can I stop this very frustrating behavior. This doesn't happen when not using AFP.

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Jun 30, 2009

I would like to be able to open up AFP on the Users folder (it is by default), but here comes my concern. Some of the users will have their sites hosted in their user Sites folders, including some PHP config files, potentially containing mysql login information, etc. Accessing the site through the web is no problem, as Apache w/ PHP will never show content of the PHP code, however AFP will!

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Aug 12, 2010

I'm running Snow Leopard on a Mac Pro. I often connect to a Linux server sitting at the office through afp. It connects fine, but very quickly the response time of the folders becomes extremely slow. Granted there are fire walls and network magic and whatnot between here and that server that don't exist inside the network at the office. But I feel as if this is a more recent phenomena. Connections in this way have been a little sluggish in the past, but now it's consistently unbearable--beach balls and unresponsive Finder windows. I have an internal RAID pair, and extra drives, and shared connections all talking to this machine.

Which clearly causes the occasional "hiccup" in the system. Like sometimes I wait for folders to load, or like VMWare pausing for a few seconds when trying to access some of the Mac drives. But, for the most part, the system works fast and fine. I've tried to watch the Activity Monitor while accessing the Finder windows on the server. And, all that I've learned is that FireFox is big resource hog, and that Finder barely registers any CPU effort when I click into those drives. Speakeasy tells me I'm getting around 14 Mbps for network speed. The server itself seems to be running fine (according to top and snappy terminal responses). [URL]

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