Bug 82490 - netatalk in red hat 8.0 saturates network
Summary: netatalk in red hat 8.0 saturates network
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netatalk
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Charlie Bennett
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Depends On:
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Reported: 2003-01-22 18:38 UTC by Eric Swanson
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-07-26 20:54:30 UTC

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Description Eric Swanson 2003-01-22 18:38:11 UTC
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Description of problem:
When activating atalk in service configuration GUI window the network activity
lights on my switch blink very rapidly (probably 20 times per second) yet Mac
computers (both OS X and OS 9) have problems connecting. If I let atalk run,
when I logout, the login screen does not appear unless I physically disconnect
the ethernet connection from this machine to my switch (which seems to crash the
atalk broadcast daemon but not the server portion as connected Macs still can
access files on the server, but new connections can not be made). I am using
default setup files in /etc/atalk/

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.start atalk in servce config window
2.look at network activity lights on your switch/hub

Actual Results:  Network activity lights blink almost constantly, probably 20
times per second, Macs can not connect most of the time, unable to logout of
user account to graphical red hat 8.0 login window.

Expected Results:  Red Hat server should appear in Mac's chooser window and
should be able to login using user name and password.

Additional info:

Using ip addresses for Red Hat 8.0 server, for Mac 1 for Mac 2
mask for all

Comment 1 Charlie Bennett 2003-03-25 20:45:19 UTC
Using ip addresses for Red Hat 8.0 server, for Mac 1 for Mac 2
mask for all

Are you actually using the same IP address on the server and on Mac 1?  Perhaps
you've gotten this working by changing addresses on one of those two systems?

Comment 2 Eric Swanson 2003-03-31 01:54:07 UTC
No, that is a typo in the IP addresses.  Should say

Red Hat Server: 192.1698.0.1
Mac 1:
Mac 2:

Still have problem of when starting up netatalk that I can't logout (logout
hangs with the blank background screen until I physically disconnect the Red Hat
network cable and plug it back in.

Interestingly, after I do that I can connect from a Mac if I type in the IP
address, but the Red Hat Server does not connect if I double-click in the
Chooser (Mac OS 9).  So it partially does work now, just not fully.

(Update 30-mar-2003)

Eric Swanson

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