afp_voluuid.conf — Configuration file used by afpd(8) to specify UUID for AFP volumes


afp_voluuid.conf is the configuration file used by afpd to specify UUID of all AFP volumes. The configuration lines are composed like:

"volume-name" uuid-string

The first field is volume name. Volume names must be quoted if they contain spaces. The second field is the 36 character hexadecimal ASCII string representation of a UUID.

The leading spaces and tabs are ignored. Blank lines are ignored. The lines prefixed with # are ignored. The illegal lines are ignored.


This UUID is advertised by Zeroconf in order to provide robust disambiguation of Time Machine volumes.

It is also used by the MySQL CNID backend.

This file should not be thoughtlessly edited and be copied onto another server.


Example 5.3. afp_voluuid.conf with three volumes

# This is a comment.
"Backup for John Smith" 1573974F-0ABD-69CC-C40A-8519B681A0E1
"bob" 39A487F4-55AA-8240-E584-69AA01800FE9
mary 6331E2D1-446C-B68C-3066-D685AADBE911

See also

afpd(8), afp.conf(5), avahi-daemon(8), mDNSResponder(8)