Re: ethercons: ethernet console driver for 5-current

2003-10-29 Thread Cameron Murdoch
Robert Watson wrote: I had a fair amount of time over the last week running in disconnected operation, and realized I had too many cables under my desk, so I spent a bit of time exploring the FreeBSD console code. Robert, I just tried this out (version 0.4) and I like it!! Thanks for the great

Re: ethercons: ethernet console driver for 5-current

2003-10-28 Thread arnvid
Terry Lambert writes: If Linux is using 0x0666, we should probably pick a different number since we're not wire compatible. Though coming up with a common protocol would be even better. 0x666 hex is 1638 decimal, and it's taken: cnip1638/tcp CableNet Info Protocol cnip

Re: ethercons: ethernet console driver for 5-current

2003-10-22 Thread Terry Lambert
Peter Jeremy wrote: As with the Linux driver, communication happens at the ethernet link layer, using protocol number 0x0666 (entertaining choice). If Linux is using 0x0666, we should probably pick a different number since we're not wire compatible. Though coming up with a common protocol

Re: ethercons: ethernet console driver for 5-current

2003-10-22 Thread Erik Trulsson
On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 12:30:41AM -0700, Terry Lambert wrote: Peter Jeremy wrote: As with the Linux driver, communication happens at the ethernet link layer, using protocol number 0x0666 (entertaining choice). If Linux is using 0x0666, we should probably pick a different number since

Re: ethercons: ethernet console driver for 5-current

2003-10-21 Thread Terry Lambert
Robert Watson wrote: On Mon, 20 Oct 2003, Steve Kargl wrote: This looks very interesting! Can we run ddb over the ethercon to debug a wedged machine? [ ... ] To support ethernet debugging, the debugger would need to be able to drive polling of the network interface in an

Re: ethercons: ethernet console driver for 5-current

2003-10-21 Thread Robert Watson
FYI, for those who expressed interest, the URL has changed slightly, and I've posted some minor bugfixes and updates: http://www.watson.org/~robert/freebsd/ethercons/ I'm also investigating the MOPRC protocol, and alternative ethernet address choices. I did take a look at the Panasas ipgdb

Re: ethercons: ethernet console driver for 5-current

2003-10-21 Thread Peter Jeremy
On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 12:13:27PM -0400, Robert Watson wrote: After reading a FREENIX paper this summer on a Linux ethernet console driver, I took a pass at implementing ethernet console support for FreeBSD. A very worthy cause. I'm sure this has come up before but I think you're the first

Re: ethercons: ethernet console driver for 5-current

2003-10-21 Thread Kevin Oberman
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 06:26:18 +1000 From: Peter Jeremy [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sender: [EMAIL PROTECTED] MOP (as you point out later) or LAT have the advantage of being more standard, but I'm not sure how well documented they are. MOP is well documented. It is actually two protocols, one for

Re: ethercons: ethernet console driver for 5-current

2003-10-21 Thread Robert Watson
On Wed, 22 Oct 2003, Peter Jeremy wrote: On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 12:13:27PM -0400, Robert Watson wrote: After reading a FREENIX paper this summer on a Linux ethernet console driver, I took a pass at implementing ethernet console support for FreeBSD. A very worthy cause. I'm sure this

Re: ethercons: ethernet console driver for 5-current

2003-10-20 Thread Steve Kargl
On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 12:13:27PM -0400, Robert Watson wrote: I had a fair amount of time over the last week running in disconnected operation, and realized I had too many cables under my desk, so I spent a bit of time exploring the FreeBSD console code. After reading a FREENIX paper this

Re: ethercons: ethernet console driver for 5-current

2003-10-20 Thread Kris Kennaway
On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 10:03:52AM -0700, Steve Kargl wrote: On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 12:13:27PM -0400, Robert Watson wrote: I had a fair amount of time over the last week running in disconnected operation, and realized I had too many cables under my desk, so I spent a bit of time

Re: ethercons: ethernet console driver for 5-current

2003-10-20 Thread Robert Watson
On Mon, 20 Oct 2003, Steve Kargl wrote: On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 12:13:27PM -0400, Robert Watson wrote: I had a fair amount of time over the last week running in disconnected operation, and realized I had too many cables under my desk, so I spent a bit of time exploring the FreeBSD