no AppleTalk?

Jordon Bedwell jordon at
Mon Jul 12 20:54:48 UTC 2010

On 7/12/2010 2:39 PM, NoOp wrote:
> On 07/12/2010 12:21 PM, Pete Gontier wrote:
>> Yep; I too googled around and experimented with editing the configuration
>> files and restarting and that sort of thing.
>> I completely understand about AppleTalk being so old that hardly anybody
>> tests with it. Heck; even Mac OS has abandoned support for AppleTalk at this
>> point. Most people would have worn out one of these printers and replaced it
>> by now, but I use it only once every few months, so its page count is very
>> low for its age.
>> The fact that I can mount my Ubuntu home on Mac OS proves only that AFP over
>> IP works; it doesn't prove that DDP works. I haven't yet tried to configure
>> printing. I'm trying to get any evidence that DDP works at all before trying
>> to make any higher-level protocol work. So far, every indication I get is
>> that DDP doesn't work, so if I were to try to make printing work I'd just be
>> driving myself crazy with another layer of error abstraction. :-)
> Jordan already pointed to:
> to the right is bug reports:
> Check there and ask in 'Answers':
> I reckon those are your best bets as the questions and/or bug reports
> typically will get the attention of the maintainer.
> Also, please bottom post on this list - thanks :-)

I just wanted to point out that upstream bug #33415 does affect route,
they actually fixed the bug somewhat, but later it was broken again
because the paths changed to:

(This was pointed out in the upstream bug)


A cat on /proc/net/atalk/route proves this as true.  I succesfully
loaded Appletalk, I have not been able to test DDP, I guess I could mock
the protocol or go and get an old Apple printer (which would not be very
hard for me since the highschool has a bunch and I know the
administrator) I told the server to start ddp with -ddp flag on - in
afpd.conf (- -ddp -notcp) and it did not complain one bit. Disable TCP
and see if you can still connect, let us know what happens.

Jordon Bedwell

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