atalkd.conf - Configuration file used by atalkd(8) to determine the
interfaces used by the master Netatalk daemon
/etc/netatalk/atalkd.conf is the configuration file used by atalkd to
configure the Appletalk interfaces and their behavior
Any line not prefixed with # is interpreted. The configuration lines
are composed like:
Interface [ options ]
The simplest case is to have either no atalkd.conf, or to have one that
has no active lines. In this case, atalkd should auto-discover the
local interfaces on the machine. Please note that you cannot split
The interface is the network interface that this to work over, such as
eth0 for Linux, or le0 for Sun.
The possible options and their meanings are:
Allows specification of the net and node numbers for this
interface, specified in Appletalk numbering format (example: -addr
Disables Appletalk routing. It is the opposite of -router.
Allows the available net to be set, optionally as a range.
-noallmulti (linux only)
On linux the interfaces, atalkd uses, are set to ALLMULTI by
default caused by countless NICs having problems without being
forced into this mode (some even don´t work with allmulti set). In
case, you´ve a NIC known to support multicasts properly, you might
want to set this option causing less packets to be processed
-phase ( 1 | 2 )
Specifies the Appletalk phase that this interface is to use (either
Phase 1 or Phase 2).
Like -seed, but allows single interface routing. It is the opposite
The seed option only works if you have multiple interfaces. It also
causes all missing arguments to be automagically configured from
Specifies a specific zone that this interface should appear on
(example: -zone "Parking Lot"). Please note that zones with spaces
and other special characters should be enclosed in parentheses.