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what about encrypted AFP?
Authored by: jhirbour on Sep 11, '07 07:15:41PM

The thing you've gotta watch with AFP is that it doesn't work well with latent links. If you have a speedy connection from your desktop/laptop to your server then you should be ok.

I've worked at an ISP for 9 years and seen OS X come out and customers starting to use it... The ones that call complaining about slow apple file transfers are almost always using AFP over TCP (and most of the time using it from CA to NY ... :-( stupid speed of light).

We've even done packet dumps (tcpdump etc...) of the AFP and it's something about length of time between TCP resends and AFP error correction that doesn't mesh. I mean after all I'm pretty sure AFP was developed as a LAN technology not a WAN technology.



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