The Netatalk development team is proud to announce version 3.0.8 of the Netatalk File Sharing suite. This is the latest update to the 3.0 release series. All users are encouraged to upgrade their systems to 3.0.8.
Netatalk is a freely-available Open Source AFP fileserver. A *NIX/*BSD system running Netatalk is capable of serving many Macintosh clients simultaneously as an AppleShare file server (AFP).
The suite contains:
netatalk - the main server service controller
afpd - the AFP file server daemin
cnid_metad - the CNID database multiplexing daemon
cnid_dbd - the CNID database daemon serving CNIDs for AFP volumes
various supporting programs and utilities
Summary of major new features and enhancements in 3.0
New ini style configuration file afp.conf which replaces all previous configuration files
New default AppleDouble backend using filesystem Extended Attributes, conversion from AppleDouble v2 is done automatically on access
New service controller process "netatalk" responsible for starting and restarting afpd and cnid_metad as necessary
AppleTalk support has been removed
Coherent cross-platform locking with Solaris CIFS server
Please make sure to read the upgrading section in the Netatalk online manual before trying to upgrade your system to 3.0!
Netatalk is a Free/Open Source Software project and is released under the GNU General Public License (GPLv2). The full license text is available at:
Changes in 3.0.8
FIX: dbd: remove orphaned ._ AppleDouble files. Bug #549.
FIX: afpd: Fix a crash in of_closefork(). Bug #551.
As of Netatalk 3.0 the following operating systems are supported:
Solaris and derivates
Netatalk may compile and run on other operating systems as well, but it is not well-tested on those. We welcome patches and suggestions for enhancing the portability of Netatalk as well as success and failure stories. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Netatalk tar-balls can be found at:
Netatalk is also available via anonymous git. See the SourceForge project site for anonymous git instructions.
For more information about Netatalk, see its web page at:
The project is hosted at SourceForge. The SourceForge project page is located at:
The Netatalk development team can be reached via the mailing list email@example.com. For subscription information and archives see Netatalk’s SourceForge project page.
firstname.lastname@example.org is a mailing list for Netatalk system administrators. For subscription information and archives see the Netatalk web page.
We would like to thank all contributors to the Netatalk project for their commitment. Without the many suggestions, bug and problem reports, patches, and reviews this project wouldn’t be where it is.
The Netatalk Development Team, February 2014