4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2010 5:15 PM by DefenistrateIt
JosephRosario Level 1 Level 1
I'm trying to connect my OS9 computer to my Xserve running OSX Server 10.6.2 to access files (via AFP).

I've taken a look around the discussion forums, and have found that 10.6 Snow Leopard no longer supports AFP connections from computers running Mac OS 10.2 or earlier. (verified: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3055)

I was wondering if there were any workarounds that any of you can/have come up with.

8600/300, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • mohaas05 Level 1 Level 1
    AFP was fixed in 10.6.2, you can connect them if you initiate the connection from your 10.6 computer and you have File Sharing enabled over TCP/IP on your OS 9 computer.
  • Juergen Joseph Level 1 Level 1

    I do not understand your description completely. Can you further describe me??

    I must have a PowerMac G4 with System 9.2.2 on an OSX Server 10.6.2 has come. This does not works at all.

    For your help, I am very grateful
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9
    File Sharing enabled over TCP/IP on your OS 9 computer.

    Control Panels > File Sharing

    \[x] Enable others to connect using TCP/IP

    ( START ) Start File Sharing

    Write down (on paper)

    1) your OS 9 Mac IP Address,
    2) your OS 9 Owner Name and password

    Move to the 10.6.2 Server, and log in using an Administrator account
    From the GO menu, choose "Connect to Server"
    Enter the IP Address of the OS 9 Mac
    In the screen presented, enter the OS 9 Owner Name and Password
    Choose the Volumes to be shared.
  • DefenistrateIt Level 1 Level 1
    If you didn't understand the above posts, it means you can't connect your 9.2 OS to 10.6.2 Server OS. You have to get your client (9.2 OS) make it a Share Piont (Share it to others on the network) & get your server (10.6.2 Server OS) to connect to the the client. Thus you will have to store every thing on the 9.2 computer & copy it from the client to the server, from the servers GUI (you will have to be siting at the server to copy/access every thing). This makes no sense & solves very few problems!

    Yeah I have the same problem. I have to administrate A hybrid network of Mac's & PC's. Lots of customised (In-house) software, some of witch will only run under OS 9.2 or earlier. Thus I have to be able to Share under AFP compatible with old versions. I had read some where that you could do it if you upgraded AppleShare to 3.8.8 But alas; that didn't work for me. I wanted to consolidate all of the share points into one/Two Array's. I guess anyone who also find them selves in this predicament could always find a old third-party piece of software like "Dave Classic" by "Thursby Software", that allows old Mac's to connect to Windows Networks. But I think I will just Use a third-party piece of hardware Like A "Thecus 5200" to Share afp to legacy computers, & in the end have a slightly more complex back-up strategy using Nsync, & use a little more power than necessary.

    P.S. "Apple, I can understand why you have publicly stopped supporting such old systems, but why have you made it impossible for Mac supporters to do so with out using third-party products?"