Routing Table Maintenance Protocol
The Routing Table Maintenance Protocol , or RTMP for short , is a network protocol for AppleTalk . RTMP updates the routing tables in short intervals of 10 seconds in an AppleTalk computer network . It works according to the distance vector algorithm and is derived from the Routing Information Protocol (RIP).
It is defined in RFC 1742 .
In addition, a routing entry in the local router has one of three statuses, "Good", "Suspicious" and "Bad". An entry that has not been updated for a certain time passes through the latter two states before the entry is ultimately deleted from the routing table.
The protocol belongs to the transport layer .
The AppleTalk protocol stack
The AppleTalk protocols can be divided into several layers that form a protocol stack . The protocols can be classified in the ISO-OSI reference model as follows :
|OSI layer||AppleTalk protocol stack|
- Sidhu, Andrews, Oppenheimer: Inside AppleTalk , 2nd, Addison-Wesley, 1999
- Apple Computer Inc .: Inside Macintosh: Networking , 2nd, Addison-Wesley, 1994, Chapter 1 - Introduction to AppleTalk (online version)