Getting netatalk running on FreeBSD

Julian Rawcliffe julian.rawcliffe at
Tue Oct 15 21:41:18 BST 2002

On Tuesday 15 October 2002 09:50, you wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Oct 2002, Julian Rawcliffe wrote:
> > Netatalk - atalkd (version - builds on my 4.6.2 box without
> > issue, but any attempt to start it gives the message,
> >
> > netatalksocket: Protocol not supported
> > socket: Protocol not supported
> > atalkd: can't get interfaces, exiting.
> As someone else pointed out already, you'll need to add AppleTalk support
> to your kernel, by adding the "options NETATALK" line to get full
> AppleTalk support.
Thanks. Kernel building as I write; I do like to be able to use the chooser to
get at the network.

> If you only need file sharing, and your MacOS is not too old, you can run
> afpd in AFP-over-TCP mode only; see the man page for afpd(8), afpd.conf(5)
> and /usr/local/etc/afpd.conf for details.
Yep. I have afpd running. Mac can see the server. I need to make sure all the
uams are correctly sorted, but it's looking good so far.


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