AFP Client in FreeBSD

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Thu Jun 11 06:41:47 UTC 2009

On 10 jun 2009, at 21:09, Roland Smith wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 02:52:06PM -0400, Greg Larkin wrote:
>> Chris Maness wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Greg Larkin<glarkin at>  
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hash: SHA1
>>>> Chris Maness wrote:
>>>>> Is there an AFP client for FreeBSD?  I have a mac with a  
>>>>> gargantuan
>>>>> hard drive, and I would like to back up my FreeBSD server to it,  
>>>>> and
>>>>> back up my mac to my FreeBSD server.  I have seen where FreeBSD  
>>>>> can be
>>>>> an AFP server, but there is little information on the client.  Any
>>>>> suggestions?
> If you want to transfer dumps, netcat (nc) is the fastest way to go. I
> guess it doesn't come with OS X, since it is available from macports  
> or
> darwinports.
> I was able to saturate the 10 Mbit connection between a laptop and a
> desktop when transferring a dump file. :-)
> Of course you can also pipe the dump output directly to netcat, but in
> that case the speed of the dump is the bottleneck.

netcat (nc) comes with Leopard (10.5).
so no need to get it from macports anymore


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