MOUNT_AFP(8) BSD System Manager's Manual MOUNT_AFP(8)
mount_afp -- mount an afp (AppleShare) filesystem
mount_afp [-i] [-s] [-k] [-o options] afp_url node
The mount_afp command mounts the AFP volume denoted by the afp_url afp://[user[;AUTH=uamname][:password]@]host[:port]/volumename at the mount
point indicated by node.
This command is normally executed by mount(8) when the -t afp option is used. If the -i option is not used, all the required information to
establish a login to the remote server must be available in the afp URL, including username & password if needed.
The arguments and options are:
-i Interactive mode, you are prompted for the password if you did not supply one in the url.
-s Soft mount (default). Network errors, e.g. timeouts, will be retried for a much shorter amount of time. If the network errors per-
sist, then the mount will be force unmounted.
-k Hard mount. Network errors, e.g. timeouts, will be retried for an extended amount of time. If the network errors persist, then the
mount will be force unmounted.
-o Options passed to mount(2) are specified with the -o option followed by a comma separated string of options. See the mount(8) man
page for possible options and their meanings. Additional options supported by the AFP Client are as follows:
Indicate to the Carbon subsystem that this volume is not to be displayed to the user.
Set flags on the mountpoint to indicate that the volume has been mounted by the automounter.
There are two forms of afp URL, one for TCP/IP and one for AppleTalk:
Denotes the afp server and sharepoint to mount. It may also contain the username & password required to log into the server. uamname
is the protocol name of the authentication method. If port is not specified, then port 548 is used.
node Path to mount point, which must be a directory that the user has write permissions for.
The following example illustrates how to mount the afp volume server.company.com/volumename/ at the mount point /Volumes/mntpnt:
mount_afp afp://username:email@example.com/volumename/ /Volumes/mntpnt
This example shows the proper url to use to mount the volume guestVolume from the afp server myserver as guest (if no uam and no username,
then use guest uam):
mount_afp "afp://myserver/guestVolume" /Volumes/guest
This example shows the proper url to use to mount the volume myVolume from the afp server myserver using Kerberos authentication:
mount_afp "afp://;AUTH=Client%20Krb%20v2@myserver/myVolume" /Volumes/myVolume
mount(2), unmount(2), mount(8)
The mount_afp command first appeared Mac OS X version 10.0. Kerberos authentication was added in Mac OS X version 10.2
0 mount_afp successfully mounted the volume directory.
[ENODEV (19)] The server volume could not be mounted by mount_afp because the server was not found or because the sharepoint does not
exist, or because node does not have proper access.
[EACCES (13)] The volume could not be mounted by mount_afp because the user did not provide proper authentication credentials.
[ENOTDIR (20)] The volume could not be mounted by mount_afp because the mountpoint was not a directory.
Mac OS X May 8, 2002 Mac OS X