AppleTalk & TCP/IP on OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by sturm375, May 2, 2002.

  1. sturm375 macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone confirm or deny my suspicions here? I suspect that in OS X AppleTalk is being trasported "Over" TCP/IP"

    Here is my reasoning: I recently re-networked my office this time using a router. The 2 Macs running OS X could not find each other using AppleTalk until I corrected the TCP/IP Settings. For a brief period of time, I had one on a different "area code" of TCP/IP.

    I used the finder's "Go" menu and the "Connect to Server" selection. Then Clicked on Appletalk. They didn't see each other.

    Just curious.
     
  2. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    yes, i think this is correct although the terminology is somewhat not. I believe the AppleTalk protocols are tunneled within a TCP/IP wrap.

    "area code" as in subnet?
     
  3. sturm375 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes!

    IP changed from 192.168.100.x -> 192.168.0.x (DHCP)
    and subnet changed from 255.255.0.0 -> 255.255.255.0

    Did not affect communication to non OS X computers, just the communication between the two OS X computers.
     
  4. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    it should have worked the first time with those settings...odd.

    unless you have appletalk protocols on your PC's to communicate with the Macs I would recommend using the default UNIX sharing instead of AppleTalk for OS X machines talking to each other. AT is frivolous unless you are talking to OS's </= OS9
     
  5. sturm375 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    2 OS X
    1 OS 9.0.4
    1 OS 8.6
    1 OS 7.1
    1 Win98SE

    All Networked!
     

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