Subject: Strange netatalk/afpd problem
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Dave Huang <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/19/1997 18:06:49
I'm running netatalk and afpd on a NetBSD-current/i386 machine, and
it's behaving strangely. The client is a Mac Centris 660av running
MacOS 8.0. I can connect to the NetBSD machine just fine, but when I
open up a folder, I get a bunch of duplicated files, and the disk on
the NetBSD keeps on churning, like the MacOS client is still busy
reading the directory. This is most noticable when viewing as list,
sorted by filename (called view by name on older MacOSes); when the
folder is first opened, it looks normal, but after a few seconds,
duplicate files start showing up and the item count in the info bar
increases. Although after a while, it seems to reset itself back down
to the actual number of files in the directory and the process repeats

So... has anyone else seen this? I'm pretty sure this didn't happen
with MacOS 7.5.5, so perhaps it's a bug/incompatibility specific to
MacOS 8?

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