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Networking with the Raspberry Pi - Apple File Protocol changing its name

When I installed my first Raspberry Pi and enabled the Apple File Protocol (AFP) so that I could connect to its file system from my Mac, all was well. It defaulted to using it's own name "raspberrypi"

However, with two Raspberry Pi's on the same network, I needed to identify them individually.

All that is required is a file to be added to the file:


If you don't have one of those, simply create it:

sudo pico /etc/avahi/services/afpd.service

and copy and paste the following:




In the line beginning:   <name replace-wildcards="yes">%h</name>
replace the %h with the unique name you have decided upon:
<name replace-wildcards="yes">RPi-0</name>
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