novell-afptcpd crashes when authenitcating from a MAC

  • 7005838
  • 26-Apr-2010
  • 08-Nov-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux Support Pack 2


After patching the server the novell-afptcpd would start up fine but would report as "unused" as soon as a MAC workstation authenticated to the server.

The updated version of AFP that had the problem was:
novell-afptcpd-1.1.0-0.13.1    Sun Apr 18 12:44:13 2010


Reported to engineering.
There is a field test file currently being verified.
If it proves to be successful the fix should be in the update channel very soon.

Additional Information

A LAN trace of the issue showed that a MAC workstation sends the following request:
FPCreateFile request: Vol=3 Did=2 Name=.DS_Store
After that AFP on the server becomes none responsive and shows as "unused"