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NAME

     fwe — Ethernet emulation driver for FireWire

SYNOPSIS

     To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel
     configuration file:

           device firewire
           device fwe

     Alternatively, to load the driver as a module 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).