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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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Name

appletalk

Synopsis

appletalk options

Displays or configures AppleTalk network interfaces . Any user may display settings, but only the superuser may change them. appletalk allows you to start and stop AppleTalk on a single port (network interface), or configure AppleTalk routing or multihoming on multiple ports.

General options

-d

Deactivate AppleTalk.

-n

Show current AppleTalk interface, network number, node ID, and zone name.

-p

Show AppleTalk information stored in parameter RAM (PRAM).

-s

Show AppleTalk statistics.

-C name

Set the computer name as seen on the network. Unprintable characters can be specified with hex characters between asterisks.

Single port options

-h [zone]

Change the default AppleTalk zone to zone, or if zone isn't specified, display the current zone.

-q

Use with -u to start AppleTalk in quiet mode; doesn't prompt for zone selection.

-u port

Start AppleTalk on the network interface port (en0, for example).

Multiple port options

-c

Verify the AppleTalk configuration file, /etc/appletalk.cfg, without starting AppleTalk. Use with -r or -x.

-e

Same as -c, but also display the AppleTalk configuration.

-f file

Use file instead of the default /etc/appletalk.cfg to start AppleTalk. Use with -r or -x.

-j

Display AppleTalk router status.

-m n

Limit routing speed to a maximum n packets per second.

-q

Use with -r or -x to start AppleTalk in quiet mode; doesn't prompt for zone selection.

-r

Start AppleTalk in routing mode.

-t

Show the AppleTalk routing table.

-v n

Set the ...

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