Subject: Re: Problems getting netatalk to work
To: William O Ferry <>
From: Andreas Wrede <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/20/1997 16:32:29
On Mon, 20 Oct 1997 12:49:29 EDT William O Ferry writes
> starting appletalk daemons:AppleTalk not up! Child exited with 1.

>     Any idea why atalkd would say that AppleTalk wasn't up?  I did add
> the netatalk services to my /etc/services, although there is an echo at
> 7/tcp & 7/udp, and now an echo at 4/ddp.  I wasn't sure if this was a
> problem, so I commented out the echo 7's, and still get the above error.

There is no conflict between the three defs for 'echo' since they have 
different protocols.

Make sure you have at least version 1.4b2 of the netatalk userland code - 
if you are running MacOS 8 you'll also need a additional patch.

What does ifconfig de0 atalk report? Does the atalk address get set?

The atalkd will exit if you specified -seed in the atalkd.conf file and 
there is another seed router in the network with a different netrange. Try 
starting atalkd with a atalkd.conf file containing

de0 -phase 2 -net 2-3 -addr 2.1 -zone "your_atalk_zone"

and adjust net's and addr's to local taste.

Andreas Wrede              Planix, Inc.         Networking, System Administration, Consulting      Toronto, Ontario, Canada