atalkd.conf - Configuration file used by atalkd(8) to determine the interfaces
used by the master Netatalk daemon
is the configuration file used by atalkd to
configure the Appletalk interfaces and their behavior
Any line not prefixed with #
is interpreted. The configuration lines are
Interface [ options ]
The simplest case is to have either no atalkd.conf, or to have one that has no
active lines. In this case, atalkd should auto-discover the local interfaces
on the machine. Please note that you cannot split lines.
The interface is the network interface that this to work over, such as
for Linux, or le0
The possible options and their meanings are:
Allows specification of the net and node
numbers for this interface, specified in Appletalk numbering format (example:
Disables Appletalk routing. It is the opposite
Allows the available net to be set, optionally
as a range.
On linux the interfaces, atalkd uses, are set
to ALLMULTI by default caused by countless NICs having problems without being
forced into this mode (some even don´t work with allmulti set). In
case, you´ve a NIC known to support multicasts properly, you might want
to set this option causing less packets to be processed
-phase ( 1 | 2 )
Specifies the Appletalk phase that this
interface is to use (either Phase 1 or Phase 2).
Like -seed, but allows single interface
routing. It is the opposite of -dontroute.
The seed option only works if you have
multiple interfaces. It also causes all missing arguments to be automagically
configured from the network.
Specifies a specific zone that this interface
should appear on (example: -zone "Parking Lot"). Please note
that zones with spaces and other special characters should be enclosed in