The Apple Filing Protocol is Apple’s proprietary network protocol for delivering files over a network. It is Apple’s alternative to the Server Message Block (SMB) and Network File System (NFS) protocols.
By following this tutorial, you will be able to share any directories on your Raspberry Pi using AFP and easily connect to them from a device running the Mac OS X operating system.
All of this is made possible by the “Netatalk” software. This software implements the “AFP” protocol at a server level allowing your Raspberry Pi to serve files over it.
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AFP is all but deprecated and the open source software that’s out there for it can cause data loss. Better to use regular SAMBA, which is also the open source that Apple includes with all modern Macs.