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Re: oskit-mach & oskit-20010214: network

From: Daniel Wagner
Subject: Re: oskit-mach & oskit-20010214: network
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 21:33:07 +0200
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My test program seems to work on the gnumach. On oskit-mach also. So it
is clear, that receive a packet is the problem. I'm trying to figure out
how to write the receive part. It takes time, but that's not so
important :)

thanks for your useful tips,

On Tue, 04 Sep 2001, Roland McGrath wrote:

> Well, what really matters about it is whether it works!  The use of the
> Mach calls looks right to me.  If your test program works on gnumach to
> test the working drivers for your ethernet hardware, then that's the test
> program you need on oskit-mach!
> It should be simple to see from e.g. pfinet how to use device_get_status to
> find out the MAC address so you don't have to hard-wire it.
> You don't need any special knowledge to generalize the program to take
> arguments for the device name and other details, and that will make it
> something generally useful to have in the Hurd sources.
> Thanks,
> Roland

Daniel Wagner
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