pseudo-device driver clones each Ethernet type device with four
Each of them is capable to send or receive only
one predefined frame type.
Names for the new interfaces are created by adding a
suffix to an existing device name.
is a device unit which can have one of the following values:
0 interface with an Ethernet_II frame
1 interface with a Novell Ethernet_802.3 frame
2 interface with an Ethernet_802.2 frame
3 interface with an Ethernet_802.2/SNAP frame support.
For example, device
will be populated with four devices:
After that, each device can be configured as usual:
# ifconfig ed0f1 ipx 0x105
This will configure IPX protocol with network number
Please note that it is impossible to configure the IPX protocol on the parent
device after the
driver has been loaded.
If the parent interface is not configured for any other protocol
(IP for example), subinterfaces will not function.
To avoid that, the parent interface should be
manually marked as
# ifconfig ed0 up
driver can be loaded via the
In this case, ordinary interface configuration commands can be used
network_interfaces= ed2 lo0 tun0 ed2f0 ed2f1
ifconfig_ed2f0_ipx= ipx 0x101
ifconfig_ed2f1_ipx= ipx 0x102