[NTLK] I can't get netatalk talking

From: Karel Jansens (kareljansens_at_tiscalinet.be)
Date: Tue Mar 12 2002 - 10:51:33 EST

I finally got my network cards, a 3Com 3C589C for my Newton and a
generic PCI 10BASE-T for my desktop.

The 3Com card installed beautifully, following the faq (as a 3C589
card). I set it up with address (netmask In
Prefs, AppleTalk was configured to use EtherTalk, with the correct card

The desktop card was installed under Linux (SuSE 7.2) with address, using YaST2, and it pings fine, look:

        PING ( 56 data bytes
        64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=0.111 ms
        64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=0.093 ms
        --- ping statistics ---
        2 packets transmitted, 2 packets received, 0% packet loss
        round-trip min/avg/max = 0.093/0.102/0.111 ms

I downloaded the netatalk rpms from the SuSE site and installed them.

I added a line in /etc/atalk/papd.conf (SuSE puts some configuration
files in different locations from RedHat):

I made sure that the atalk daemon is running:

        kj_at_linux:~ > ps waux | grep atalk
        root 1188 0.0 0.1 2432 888 ? S 16:21 0:00
        kj 1299 0.0 0.1 1548 584 pts/1 S 16:48 0:00 grep

And then I opened Notepad, selected print and chose "Choose Network
What I _do_ get is a lot of LED-activity on both cards, but the slip
says nothing but 'Looking for Printers", until I kill it. The connection
is made with a RJ45 crossover cable.

So what am I doing wrong? Pls bear in mind that this network stuff is
rather new for me.

Karel Jansens

"We're here to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and we're all out of gum." (Dr. Zulu of Team Diotoir on Robot Wars Extreme)

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