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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     fwe -- Ethernet emulation driver for FireWire

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     kldload firewire
     kldload if_fwe


     device fwe
     device firewire
     device fwohci

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The fwe driver provides non-standard ethernet emulation over FireWire
     (IEEE 1394).

     firewire(4) and fwohci(4) must be configured in the kernel as well.

     This driver exploits asynchronous stream over IEEE 1394 to carry Ethernet
     frames.  The stream channel can be specified by the
     hw.firewire.fwe.stream_ch sysctl(8).

     This driver supports polling(4) as well if it is compiled with the
     DEVICE_POLLING option.

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The fwe device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 5.0.

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     This driver emulates ethernet very adhoc way and it does not reserve a
     stream channel using an isochronous manager.  Note this driver uses very
     different protocol from RFC 2734 (IPv4 over IEEE 1394).

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     arp(4), firewire(4), fwohci(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), polling(4),
     ifconfig(8), kldload(8), sysctl(8)

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The fwe driver and this manual page were written by Hidetoshi Shimokawa.

FreeBSD 5.2.1		       November 8, 2002 		 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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