Subject: Re: netatalk routable?
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Jim Wise <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/30/1999 16:21:34
Hash: SHA1

On Tue, 30 Nov 1999, Peter Seebach wrote:

>I just realized that one of my boxes is on the wrong side of a gateway to
>serve appletalk to one of the macs I want it to talk to.  Is there any way to
>route appletalk between these?  I can "specify server IP address", but this
>doesn't do me any good because the packets don't seem to get through.

You can indeed route appletalk, using atalkd (i.e. you will need
netatalkd installed on the router).  See the man page for details, but
the skinny is that atalkd always works as a router when on a machine
with two interfaces and appletalk is configured (in atalkd.conf) for
both of them.

Unfortunately, the `specify server IP address' isn't any use with the
pkgsrc version of netatalk, as this version does not support
Appleshare/IP.  If you want to use Appleshare/IP (which solves your
routing issue in a much cleaner way, obviously), you will need to grab
the `asun' version of netatalk, which you can find a link to on the
netatalk home page.

- -- 
				Jim Wise

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