The Netatalk development team is proud to announce latest release of the Netatalk 3.1 release series. Users are encouraged to update their servers to the 3.1 release series which is the stable and supported version for production systems.
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 3.1
AFP Spotlight Support with Gnome Tracker: https://projects.gnome.org/tracker/
Please refer to the online manual for details about compiling Netatalk with Spotlight support and how to configure:
Please make sure to read the upgrading section in the Netatalk online manual before trying to upgrade your system from version 2:
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 3.1.4
FIX: afpd: Hangs in Netatalk which causes it to stop responding to connections, bug #572.
NEW: afpd: new option "force xattr with sticky bit = yes|no" (default: no), FR #94
UPD: afpd: FCE version 2 with new event types and new config options "fce ignore names" and "fce notify script"
UPD: afpd: check for modified included config file, FR #95.
UPD: libatalk: logger: remove flood protection and allocate messages
UPD: Spotlight: use async Tracker SPARQL API
NEW: afpd: new option "case sensitive = yes|no" (default: yes) In spite of being case sensitive as a matter of fact, netatalk 3.1.3 and earlier did not notify kCaseSensitive flag to the client. Now, it is notified correctly by default, FR #62.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For subscription information and archives see Netatalk’s SourceForge project page.
email@example.com 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, August 2014