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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 interface.


       /etc/netatalk/atalkd.conf configuration file


       On some systems, atalkd can not be restarted.