atalkd



atalkd(8)                          Netatalk                          atalkd(8)




NAME

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


SYNOPSIS

       atalkd [-f configfile] [-1] [-2]


DESCRIPTION

       atalkd  is responsible for all user level AppleTalk network management.
       This includes routing, 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  configu-
       ration  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 fields except the interface are  optional.  The  loopback
       interface is configured 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 interface. 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 individually specify the desired zone. See also nbp_name(3).


ROUTING

       If you are connecting a netatalk router to an existing AppleTalk inter-
       net,  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 illegal, and addresses between  65280  and
       65534 are reserved for startup). It is best to choose the smallest use-
       ful 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.


EXAMPLES

       Below is an example configuration file for a sun4/40. The  machine  has
       two  interfaces,  ‘‘le0’’ and ‘‘le1’’. The ‘‘le0’’ interface is config-
       ured 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 inter-
       face.


FILES

       /etc/atalk//atalkd.conf configuration file


BUGS

       On some systems, atalkd can not be restarted.


SEE ALSO

       atalkd.conf(5)




2.0.2                             06 Sep 2004                        atalkd(8)

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