Apple Address Resolution Protocol definition networking
's system to allow AppleTalk protocol
to work over networks other than LocalTalk
, such as Ethernet
or Token Ring
. AppleTalk nodes
announce their presence to the network so that other nodes can address messages to them. AARP maps between AppleTalk addresses and other schemes. It is actually a general address mapping protocol that can be used to map between addresses at any protocol level.
[G. Sidhu, R. Andrews, and A. Oppenheimer, "Inside AppleTalk", Addison Wesley, 1990].