fwe — Ethernet emulation driver for FireWire
To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file:
Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):
The fwe driver provides non-standard Ethernet emulation over FireWire (IEEE 1394).
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.
The fwe device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 5.0.
The fwe driver and this manual page were written by Hidetoshi Shimokawa.
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).
BSD July 16, 2005 BSD