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       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.