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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
       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).

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 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.

EXAMPLES

       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/netatalk/atalkd.conf configuration file

BUGS

       On some systems, atalkd can not be restarted.

SEE ALSO

       atalkd.conf(5)