no AppleTalk?

Liam Proven lproven at
Tue Jul 13 00:01:22 UTC 2010

On 13 July 2010 00:09, Pete Gontier <pete at> wrote:
> AFP is arguably part of the AppleTalk protocol stack. Certainly everybody
> talked about it that way years ago before AFP started to run atop IP as well
> as DDP. Nowadays, as far as Mac OS is concerned, AFP runs only atop IP. If
> you still think of AFP as a layer of the AppleTalk protocol stack, then I
> suppose it's reasonable to say Mac OS still has AppleTalk support. But I've
> never heard anyone talk that way.

The usual distinction of nomenclature is that AppleTalk is the
wire-level protocol and AppleShare is the volume-sharing and
network-volume-mounting protocol.

Strictly, AppleTalk covers both LocalTalk (AppleTalk over RS423 serial
cabling) and EtherTalk (AppleTalk over Ethernet).

If I remember correctly, OS X 10.4 ("Tiger") stopped supporting
AppleShare over AppleTalk except for printing - volume connections
were AppleShare/IP only. OS X 10.5 ("Leopard") dropped even that and
is AppleShare/IP only.

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