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FWE(4)                 FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual                 FWE(4)

NAME
     fwe - Ethernet emulation driver for FireWire

SYNOPSIS
     To compile support for the
     fwe driver into your kernel, place the following lines in your kernel
         configuration file:

               device firewire
               device fwe

         Alternatively, to load the
     fwe driver at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):

               if_fwe_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION
     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.

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

HISTORY
     The fwe device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 5.0.

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

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

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE          July 16, 2005         FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE

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