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AFP

(protocol)

AFP

(printer, language)

AFP

(1) (Apple Filing Protocol) The standard file sharing protocol used in the Mac. Starting with Mac OS X, AFP uses TCP/IP as the primary communications protocol. It also supports certain features in Apple's earlier AppleTalk implementation. Originally called AppleTalk Filing Protocol and prior to the global implementation of TCP/IP, communications with Apple networks required translation into the AFP language. See file sharing protocol and AppleTalk.

(2) (Advanced Function Presentation) A page description language from IBM introduced in 1984 initially as Advanced Function Printing. It was first developed for mainframes and then brought down to minis and workstations. AFP is implemented on the various platforms by Print Services Facility (PSF) software, which generates the native IBM printer language, IPDS, and depending on the version, PostScript and LaserJet PCL as well. IBM calls AFP a "printer architecture" rather than a page description language.
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In putting forth his proposal, Pimentel said: 'Over the last 30 years, the AFP has had 28 chiefs of staff who each served an average of 12 months.
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In a press release issued here by AFP on Thursday, AFP said a few individuals who are impersonating themselves as representatives of few affiliated units of AFP gathered in Lahore and have formed a fake body to represent AFP.
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