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Internetworking Technologies Handbook, Fourth Edition by Cisco Systems, Inc.

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Chapter 38. AppleTalk

Objectives

  • Describe the development history of the AppleTalk protocol, used almost exclusively in Macintosh computers.

  • Describe the components of AppleTalk networks and extended network.

  • Discuss the primary characteristics of the AppleTalk protocol.

  • Discuss the addressing methods of AppleTalk.

  • Describe additional protocols implemented in AppleTalk networks, including protocols used in the upper layers of the OSI reference model.

Introduction

AppleTalk, a protocol suite developed by Apple Computer in the early 1980s, was developed in conjunction with the Macintosh computer. AppleTalk's purpose was to allow multiple users to share resources, such as files and printers. The devices that supply these resources are called servers, while ...

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