when viewing directories with files which have names longer than about 30 characters over AFP (afpd) (Apple File Protocol), filenames are cut off after about 30 characters and a random(?) number is appended. So
My Document with a very long name to make an example.txt
becomes something like
My Document with a very long na#195.txt
I have not found anything in the netatalk documentation about filename lengths, but one user had a similar problem: http://serverfault.com/questions/170269/netatalk-sharing-filename-limitation
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_systems, it is possible that OS X tries to connect to the Appleshare volumes as “HFS” instead of “HFSplus” - since HFS did have a 31 character limit (HFSplus does not).
Please fix. As a workaround, I will use SMB shares for the time being.