Re: [PATCH net-next] net: appletalk: remove Apple/Farallon LocalTalk PC support

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On 5/12/2022 12:21 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
On Thu, May 12, 2022 at 8:11 PM James Carlson <carlsonj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I would've thought AppleTalk was completely gone by now, and I certainly
would not be sad to see the dregs removed from pppd, but there was a
patch release on the netatalk package just last month, so what do I know?

I think netatalk 3.0 dropped all appletalk protocol stuff a long time ago and
only supports AFP over IP.
That's right. The older netatalk 2.x branch has a few different branches on GitHub that are being maintained to allow AppleTalk connectivity with older Macs through Ethernet (or LocalTalk-to-Ethernet bridges), so people are still actively using AppleTalk with Ethernet.

BTW, I messed up my quoting in my previous message so it was hard to see part of my reply -- but I agree that everything in drivers/net/appletalk could go away except for the Kconfig entry for CONFIG_ATALK. And dev.c and the other LocalTalk-specific bits in net/appletalk could go away.

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