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University discontinues AppleTalk

July 06, 2006

Officials at ASU’s University Technology Office (UTO) have made an announcement that will affect some Apple computer users on campus.

Routing of the AppleTalk protocol on the core ASU network will be discontinued July 12. Several factors contributed to this decision, including:

• Outdated technology.

• A decline in AppleTalk usage.

• Increased costs to continue support.

UTO expects the effects of this change to be minimal. After AppleTalk routing is disabled, older services based on AppleTalk for client, server or printer usage still will work internally to the building or network segment in which they are housed.

Newer services, such as Mac OS X or Windows 2000, will not be affected and will continue to have the same cross-building access.

Faculty, researchers and staff using an OS older than 8.1 should be the only ones affected by this change.

For questions or assistance, individuals should contact their departmental technology support staff; if they cannot provide assistance, the UTO help desk can be contacted at (480) 965-6500 or (