netatalk: Mac or BSD problem

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Mon May 12 20:36:28 PDT 2003

On Mon, 2003-05-12 at 22:39, Jim Arnold wrote:
> I've Googled and Googled on this one but have come up empty. I don't 
> know if this is a FreeBSD or Mac problem.
> On my home network I have a Mac OS X box running 10.2.6 and two 
> FreeBSD boxes running 4.7 stable and netatalk-1.6.2,1.
> Suddenly I cannot connect via Appleshare (afp or IP) to one of the 
> FreeBSD boxes. Whenever I do try to connect I am seeing this message 
> in the Mac console.log before I type in the login or pw:
> kextload: extension 
> /System/Library/Filesystems/AppleShare/asp_tcp.kext is already loaded
> kextload: extension 
> /System/Library/Filesystems/AppleShare/asp_atp.kext is already loaded
> kextload: extension /System/Library/Filesystems/AppleShare/afpfs.kext 
> is already loaded

This lost most definitely to be an OS X thing.  Netatalk is directly
triggering a kextload.

> When I do type in my login and password I get the evil spinning 
> beachball that will not go away without a force quit. All of this was 
> working fine for a few weeks after going to 10.2.6 on the Mac.

Can you get a sniffer trace with ethereal or tcpdump?

> I'm still not certain where the problem is originating. I've 
> re-installed Netatalk and tried fixing permissions on the Mac. I have 
> no problems connecting to the other FBSD box.

What flags are you using the build the Netatalk port?  Note that there
were some changes in 10.2.6 with the way OS X recognizes Netatalk
servers.  One of our developers is working on a AFP 3.x branch now which
should improve the OS X support.  With other responsibilities, I have
not been engaged as much in the project, so I'm not sure when the next
release is due out.


> Any ideas would be appreciated. Pleae CC me with any replies as I can 
> no longer subscribe to the list.
> Thanks,
> Jim
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