I've got a similar problem with afpfs-ng 0.8.1 under NetBSD/amd64 when I try to access an Apple Time Capsule:

> afpcmd afp://:<password>@<hostname>/<volume>
Parsing afp://:<password>@<hostname>/<volume>
Successful parsing of URL
Could not connect, never got a response to getstatus, Connection timed out

Could not connect

The error missage is a bit mislead because it actually manages to establish a TCP connection to the Time Capsule.