22 June 2004

Demise of AppleTalk

AppleTalk will no longer be supported across the campus.

Recent changes to the University network management have meant that AppleTalk, a legacy proprietary Apple networking protocol used by Macintosh computers to locate resources like printers and file shares on the network, is no longer supported and will be turned off within the next few weeks.

For a number of years the Macintosh has supported wider standards to access network resources, so there should be no major issues for users in re-establishing contact with printers and file shares using these alternative means once AppleTalk disappears.

Staff who can no longer print from their Macintosh computer, or access network storage or other network resources, should contact the comedu helpdesk for advice.