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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for atalkd (redhat section 8)

ATALKD(8)			     System Manager's Manual				ATALKD(8)

NAME
       atalkd - AppleTalk RTMP, NBP, ZIP, and AEP manager

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/sbin/atalkd [ -f configfile ] [ -1 | -2 ]

DESCRIPTION
       atalkd is responsible for all user level AppleTalk network management. This includes rout-
       ing, name registration and lookup, zone lookup, and the AppleTalk Echo  Protocol  (similar
       to  ping(8)).   atalkd  is typically started at boot time, out of /etc/rc.  It first reads
       from its configuration file, /etc/atalk//atalkd.conf.  If there is no configuration  file,
       atalkd  will attempt to configure all available interfaces and will create a configuration
       file.  The file consists of a series of interfaces, one per line.  Lines with `#'  in  the
       first column are ignored, as are blank lines.  The syntax is

	      interface  [ -seed ] [ -phase number ] [ -net net-range ] [ -addr address ] [ -zone
	      zonename ] ...

       Note that all field except the interface are optional.  The loopback interface is  config-
       ured  automatically.   If  -seed  is  specified,  all other fields must be present.  Also,
       atalkd will exit during bootstrapping, if a router disagrees with  its  seed  information.
       If  -seed  is not given, all other information may be overriden during auto-configuration.
       If no -phase option is given, the default phase as given on the command line is used  (the
       default is 2).  If -addr is given and -net is not, a net-range of one is assumed.

       The  first  -zone  directive  for  each interface is the ``default'' zone.  Under Phase 1,
       there is only one zone.	Under Phase 2, all routers on the network are configured with the
       default	zone  and  must agree.	atalkd maps ``*'' to the default zone of the first inter-
       face.  Note:  The default zone for a machine is determined by  the  configuration  of  the
       local  routers;	to appear in a non-default zone, each service, e.g.  afpd, must individu-
       ally specify the desired zone.  See also nbp_name(3).

ROUTING
       If you are connecting a netatalk router to an  existing	AppleTalk  internet,  you  should
       first contact your local network administrators to obtain appropriate network addresses.

       atalkd  can  provide  routing between interfaces by configuring multiple interfaces.  Each
       interface must be assigned a unique net-range between 1 and 65279 (0 and 65535  are  ille-
       gal,  and  addresses  between  65280  and  65534 are reserved for startup).  It is best to
       choose the smallest useful net-range, i.e. if you have  three  machines	on  an	Ethernet,
       don't  chose a net-range of 1000-2000.  Each net-range may have an arbitrary list of zones
       associated with it.

EXAMPLE
       Below is an example configuration file for a sun4/40.  The  machine  has  two  interfaces,
       ``le0'' and ``le1''.  The ``le0'' interface is configured automatically from other routers
       on the network.	The machine is the only router for the ``le1'' interface.

	      le0
	      le1 -seed -net 9461-9471 -zone netatalk -zone Argus

       atalkd automatically acts as a router if there is more than one interface.

FILES
       /etc/atalk//atalkd.conf	     configuration file

BUGS
       On some systems, atalkd can not be restarted.

netatalk 1.3				   17 Nov 1995					ATALKD(8)


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