The Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) allows users of multiple computers to share files easily and efficiently over a network.

This document describes the AFP wire protocol at a conceptual level. For detailed information about the request blocks that an AFP client sends to an AFP server and the reply blocks that an AFP server sends to an AFP client in response to a request block, see Apple Filing Protocol Reference.

Note that all values exchanged between an AFP client and an AFP server are sent over the network in network byte order.

Organization of This Document

This book contains the following chapters:

See Also

Refer to the following reference document for AFP:

The following sources provide additional information that may be of interested to AFP developers: