12.1. ARCNet

ARCNet device names are `arc0e', `arc1e', `arc2e' etc. or `arc0s', `arc1s', `arc2s' etc. The first card detected by the kernel is assigned either `arc0e' or `arc0s' The rest are assigned sequentially in the order they are detected. The letter at the end signifies either the ethernet encapsulation packet format or the RFC1051 packet format.

Kernel Compile Options:

       Network device support  --->
            [*] Network device support
            <*> ARCnet support
            [ ]   Enable arc0e (ARCnet "Ether-Encap" packet format)
            [ ]   Enable arc0s (ARCnet RFC1051 packet format)

Once you have your kernel properly built to support your ethernet card, then configuring the the card is easy.

Typically you would use something like:

       root# ifconfig arc0e netmask up
        root# route add -net netmask arc0e

Please refer to the /usr/src/linux/Documentation/networking/arcnet.txt and /usr/src/linux/Documentation/networking/arcnet-hardware.txt files for further information.

ARCNet support was developed by Avery Pennarun, apenwarr@foxnet.net. Was this section helpful? Why not Donate $2.50?