no AppleTalk?

Jordon Bedwell jordon at
Tue Jul 13 00:16:39 UTC 2010

On 7/12/2010 7:01 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
> 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.

Which would probably explain a lack of support from the Linux community
over the last couple of years for AppleTalk really for anything but IP.
Does Windows no longer support AppleTalk in that manner? If so I'm
wondering if you just couldn't feed it through that way.


Jordon Bedwell

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