Complete Protocol dictionary, glossary and reference
MacIP: Macintosh Internet Protocol
Macintosh Internet Protocol (MacIP) tunnels IP datagrams inside AppleTalk for a Macintosh client communicating over an AppleTalk network to a MacIP server. The MacIP server pulls the IP packet out of the AppleTalk datagram and forwards it as Native IP. MacIP is ideal for Macs using LocalTalk or AppleTalk Remote Access (ARA) at the Data Link Layer (OSI Layer 2). These data links only support AppleTalk. By tunneling IP inside of AppleTalk packets, IP connectivity can be gained through the MacIP server.