atalkd - AppleTalk RTMP, NBP, ZIP, and AEP manager
atalkd [-f configfile] [-1] [-2]
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
configuration file, /etc/netatalk/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).
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 illegal, 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.
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.
le1 -seed -net 9461-9471 -zone netatalk -zone Argus
atalkd automatically acts as a router if there is more than one
/etc/netatalk/atalkd.conf configuration file
On some systems, atalkd can not be restarted.