MAC 10.6 workstations cannot connect to OES2 SP1 servers over AFP

  • 7004562
  • 29-Sep-2009
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard


Trying to connect to the server via Finder gives the error:
'Connection failed: There was an error connecting to the server "<hostname>.<domainname>".
Check the server name or IP address, and then try again. If you are unable to
resolve the problem contact your system administrator."


This has been resolved in the  Field Test AFP Patch currently available from  After you click on the link you will need to select "Product or Technology > Open Enterprise Server > type in Mac OSX 10.6 > click search" A listing of versions of this patch will be given.

This field test patch is for OES2 SP1 servers.  The fix will be included in SP2 once that is officially released
NOTE: Apple has now released 10.6.2
See 'About the Mac OS X v10.6.2 Update'
( which specifically includes Network file systems fixes provided for:

* compatibility with third-party AFP servers

Additional Information

The following entry is made in /var/log/kernel.log - '18/06/2009 12:29:55    kernel 

AFP_VFS afpfs_mount:  illegal vol ID 4098' (where 4098 seems to vary).