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10.4: No AFP networking available for older Macs Network
Tiger only hintUnlike Panther, Tiger cannot use AFP (Apple File Protocol) to connect to older Macs over a local network. A Mac using OS 9 (or earlier?) must have an IP address assigned (see TCP Control Panel options) for Tiger to complete connection of a local network.
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10.4: No AFP networking available for older Macs
Authored by: Zee on May 11, '05 12:03:01PM

Unfortunately Adobe Photoshop 7.x Save For Web still has its network glitch in that it tries to make a connection when you open it which can cause a delay of over a minute when opening the Save For Web dialog box. Since having installed Tiger you can get a better idea of what is going on, Photoshop (in my case) is trying to make an AFP connection to 192.168.1.99 (an IP address that I *used* to use but do not any longer. Very strange why Save For Web would attempt to do this. Even Little Snitch can't seem to stop it under 10.4.



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10.4: No AFP networking available for older Macs
Authored by: cosmicrob on May 11, '05 10:38:49PM

If you re-install Photoshop, I think your problem will go away. I remember having this problem myself and a re-install fixed it.



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10.4: No AFP networking available for older Macs
Authored by: eaprince on May 11, '05 12:28:18PM

See KB Article: 301183. Apple acknowledges that 10.4 no longer supports AppleTalk connections over AFP (File Sharing). You can connect from an OS 9 machine to the 10.4 box supposedly. But to connect 10.4 to OS 9 you need to enable Filesharing over TCP/IP in the OS 9 FileSharing control panel. This only affects AFP connections. AppleTalk printing is unaffected.

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10.4: No AFP networking available for older Macs
Authored by: Oneota on May 11, '05 12:28:38PM

The phrasing on this hint is wrong; AFP is the protocol that allows file sharing in the first place. It can run over AppleTalk or TCP/IP.

What the hint meant to say was that AFP can no longer run over AppleTalk under Tiger.



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10.4: No AFP networking available for older Macs
Authored by: geordie on May 11, '05 03:20:26PM

AppleTalk support beyond the FPGetSrvrInfo on the AFP client is no longer supported. If the NetworkAddresses in the reply to FPGetSrvrInfo does not contain any IPs then the client cannot switch to IP for the OpenSession command and will return an error.

Tiger not only supports AFP it actually has a new version. AFP 3.2 adds Metadata and ACL manipulation commands in addition to a few other things.

(I am in charge of support for ExtremeZ-IP and I spend a lot of time studying the AFP spec.)



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