Connect to AFP servers from 10.10 64-bit

Asked by OMIGHTY1 on 2011-01-11

My school is having me test a laptop that has Ubuntu 10.10 installed to see if it would a liable option for giving every student a laptop, because Macs are too expensive. Their servers are AFP, because my school district is Mac-based. I've heard of people being able to connect to these types of servers by installing some applications through the Terminal, but, even though I've installed all of these, I have yet to be able to connect. What can I do? Students need to access their servers here at school so that they can store and hand in documents.

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2011-01-12

What is AFP? What do they do?

OMIGHTY1 (peanuttime) said : #2

AFP stands for Apple File Protocol. It's like SFTP, but Mac-based.

Why didn't they use defacto standard sftp rather than some Apple proprietary nonsense. Whomever set this up clearly has no idea. If you use standards you broaden possibility, much like linux is flexible whereas windows and mac are very rigid.

I will attempt to find a client solution but i bet its coded so ONLY mac clients can use it.

OMIGHTY1 (peanuttime) said : #4

Yeah, sometimes the people who do this stuff in our school have absolutely no idea. On the main page, we used to go all the way down to the bottom of the links just to select the school section of the site we wanted to go to. It also opened a new window/tab so that we could do it. No HTML or Flash menus for us! I gave them a suggestion to move it to the top and make it an old-style HTML menu, and they thankfully moved it up. I really have no idea why they haven't fixed this yet. It's been like this the entire time I've been in school!

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