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.TH atlookup 1
atlookup - looks up network-visible entities (NVEs) registered on the AppleTalk network system

.B atlookup 
[-d] [-a] [-r nn] [-s ss] [-x] [object[:type[@zone]]]

.B atlookup 
-z [-C]

.TP 8
Prints zones in multiple columns.
.TP 8
Prints the network address in decimal numbers.
.TP 8
Don't display network addresses
.TP 8
.I object
Specifies the name of the object to be looked up.
.TP 8
-r nn
If the lookup is unsuccessful, the system tries again
the number of times specified by nn.  The default is to
try the lookup eight times.
.TP 8
-s nn
Instructs atlookup to wait a certain number (ss) of
seconds between consecutive attempts to complete a
lookup successfully. The default is to space retries
one second apart.
.TP 8
Specifies the type of object to be looked up.
.TP 8
Prints the 8-bit ASCII characters on output as
hexadecimal numbers of the form      (where X is a
hexadecimal digit).
.TP 8
Lists all zones in the network.
.TP 8
Specifies the zone in which the lookup is to be
performed. You can use an asterisk instead of a zone
name to indicate the current zone name.  If you don't
specify a zone name, the current zone is the default.

The object and type arguments can contain wildcard
characters. The equal sign (=) indicates a wildcard lookup.
For wildcard lookups to work correctly with all nodes, the
only character specified in the string must be the wildcard
character. However, AppleTalk Phase 2 nodes also honor a
single embedded wildcard character, `='. Under this scheme,
one wildcard character can appear anywhere in the string and
can match zero or more characters. Note, however, that
although an embedded `=' is acceptable in object and type
arguments of atlookup, only the nodes implementing AppleTalk
Phase 2 protocols respond to such a query.  For this reason,
the resulting list of NVEs may be incomplete.

atlookup uses the Name Binding Protocol (NBP) to look up
names and addresses of the specified NVEs.

The default is to look up all the entities (of all types) in
the current zone.  Specifying the object, type, or zone on
the command line changes the scope of lookup.

Information about the NVEs is displayed in a table format,
one line per NVE.  Each line gives the names of the object,
type, and zone and the numbers of the network, node, and

This command looks up all NVEs registered in the local
AppleTalk zone:


In response, the system displays output similar to this:

        Found 5 entries in zone My-Zone
        6b5b.c3.ea 3-Eyed Monster:LaserWriter
        6b5b.80.fd 3-Eyed Monster Spooler:LaserWriter
        6b14.84.ea Incognito :LaserWriter
        6b19.a3.fd Light of Day:AFPServer
        6b51.27.fd Nets-R-Us Spooler:LaserWriter

In an extended AppleTalk network, this command displays all
NVEs (of any type) in the current zone whose names start
with L and end in y:

        atlookup L=y:=

The output might be similar to this:

        Found 1 entries in zone My-Zone
        6b19.a3.fd Light of Day:AFPServer

Executable file

at_cho_prn(1), atprint(1), atstatus(1)
Inside AppleTalk