4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 20, 2010 10:08 AM by ToddyBoy
ToddyBoy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Everything was working fine on Friday. Then on monday, I can not connect to the server from any of my other (10) Macs.

The server IP is still valid.

The Server name is still valid.

I can Ping the IP with no problems.

From the Server, I can connect to all of the connected Macs, on the network, and get out to the internet, but none of the other Macs can connect to the Server.

If I, Finder > Go > Connect to Server, and enter the Server IP, I get, "The server may not exist or it is unavailable at this time. Blah, blah blah..." The standard server not available message.

Any ideas what I'm missing?

All of the shared volumes still have the same permission settings and are shared.

I'm really scratching my head because I know it is probably something simple.


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Mac Server 10.6.4
  • Strontium90 Level 4 Level 4 (3,700 points)
    Did you stop and start file services? Can you talk to the tcp port (telnet 548)? Have you tried rebooting the server? Did you look at system log? Any error messages?

    Let us know.
  • ToddyBoy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I did reboot the server.

    I can not talk to the TCP port. I get this message,
    telnet: connect to address Connection refused
    telnet: Unable to connect to remote host"

    I do not see any errors in the log.

    I did not stop file services as I rebooted the Server. Doesn't that automatically stop and restart all services?

    The power did go out in the building and apparently drained the UPS before it could safely shut down the server. I feel my problem is related to the hard shut off.
  • tibor.moldovan Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
    Check that AFP is actually running on the server. (Using server admin)
    In my experience, on very rare occasions, AFP wouldn't start after a shutdown.

    Also, I believe you need the :548 after your server's IP address if testing via telnet. That specifies the AFP port.

    And, lastly, does restarting a client have any effect?

    Message was edited by: tibor.moldovan
  • ToddyBoy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    That was it!! The AFP did not restart. Thank you all for your help!