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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     ar -- synchronous Digi/Arnet device driver

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     device ar0 at isa? port 0x300 irq 10 iomem 0xd0000
     device ar1 at isa? port 0x310 irq 11 iomem 0xd0000

     device sppp

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The ar driver supports the Digi/Arnet SYNC/570i ISA and PCI cards that is
     based on the HD64570 chip.  Both the 2 and 4 port cards are supported and
     auto detected.

     The standard FreeBSD sppp code is used for the link level layer.  The
     default protocol used is PPP.  The Cisco HDLC protocol can be used by
     adding link2 to ifconfig(8).

     Alternately, the driver can be compiled to support netgraph(4) (see

NUMBERING    [Toc]    [Back]

     Only one line for each card is needed in the kernel configuration file.
     The first card's ports will be installed from ar0. The numbering of the
     next card will continue where the first stopped, eg. if the first card is
     a two port card it will use ar0 and ar1. The next card will then start at

     The card only supports IRQ 3, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12 and 15.

     The iomem area is a 16Kb block and must start at a 16Kb boundary.

NETGRAPH SUPPORT    [Toc]    [Back]

     If the kernel is compiled with options NETGRAPH then the sppp and Cisco
     HDLC modes are disabled (and the sppp driver is unneeded), and this
     driver functions as a netgraph(4) node with a single hook named rawdata.
     Connecting to this hook enables the transmission of raw HDLC frames.  The
     node will have the same name as the device with ``sync_'' prepended,
     e.g., sync_ar0.

DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]

     ar%d: Warning illegal interrupt %d.  The card cannot use the specified
     interrupt.  Choose a different one.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]


BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     At the moment only the V.35 and X.21 interfaces are tested.  The others
     may need tweaks to the clock selection code.

     The code can probably stand some optimizing.

     Please report bugs to <jhay@FreeBSD.org>.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     cx(4), netgraph(4), netintro(4), sr(4), ifconfig(8)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The ar device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 2.2.

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The ar device driver was written by John Hay <jhay@FreeBSD.org>.  Netgraph
 support was added by Julian Elischer <julian@FreeBSD.org>.

FreeBSD 5.2.1		       November 19, 1995		 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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