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+Linux* Base Driver for the Intel(R) PRO/100 Family of Adapters
+==============================================================
+
+November 15, 2005
+
+Contents
+========
+
+- In This Release
+- Identifying Your Adapter
+- Building and Installation
+- Driver Configuration Parameters
+- Additional Configurations
+- Known Issues
+- Support
+
+
+In This Release
+===============
+
+This file describes the Linux* Base Driver for the Intel(R) PRO/100 Family of
+Adapters. This driver includes support for Itanium(R)2-based systems.
+
+For questions related to hardware requirements, refer to the documentation
+supplied with your Intel PRO/100 adapter.
+
+The following features are now available in supported kernels:
+ - Native VLANs
+ - Channel Bonding (teaming)
+ - SNMP
+
+Channel Bonding documentation can be found in the Linux kernel source:
+/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
+
+
+Identifying Your Adapter
+========================
+
+For more information on how to identify your adapter, go to the Adapter &
+Driver ID Guide at:
+
+ http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/21397.htm
+
+For the latest Intel network drivers for Linux, refer to the following
+website. In the search field, enter your adapter name or type, or use the
+networking link on the left to search for your adapter:
+
+ http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df/support_intel.asp
+
+Driver Configuration Parameters
+===============================
+
+The default value for each parameter is generally the recommended setting,
+unless otherwise noted.
+
+Rx Descriptors: Number of receive descriptors. A receive descriptor is a data
+ structure that describes a receive buffer and its attributes to the network
+ controller. The data in the descriptor is used by the controller to write
+ data from the controller to host memory. In the 3.x.x driver the valid range
+ for this parameter is 64-256. The default value is 64. This parameter can be
+ changed using the command:
+
+ ethtool -G eth? rx n, where n is the number of desired rx descriptors.
+
+Tx Descriptors: Number of transmit descriptors. A transmit descriptor is a data
+ structure that describes a transmit buffer and its attributes to the network
+ controller. The data in the descriptor is used by the controller to read
+ data from the host memory to the controller. In the 3.x.x driver the valid
+ range for this parameter is 64-256. The default value is 64. This parameter
+ can be changed using the command:
+
+ ethtool -G eth? tx n, where n is the number of desired tx descriptors.
+
+Speed/Duplex: The driver auto-negotiates the link speed and duplex settings by
+ default. The ethtool utility can be used as follows to force speed/duplex.
+
+ ethtool -s eth? autoneg off speed {10|100} duplex {full|half}
+
+ NOTE: setting the speed/duplex to incorrect values will cause the link to
+ fail.
+
+Event Log Message Level: The driver uses the message level flag to log events
+ to syslog. The message level can be set at driver load time. It can also be
+ set using the command:
+
+ ethtool -s eth? msglvl n
+
+
+Additional Configurations
+=========================
+
+ Configuring the Driver on Different Distributions
+ -------------------------------------------------
+
+ Configuring a network driver to load properly when the system is started is
+ distribution dependent. Typically, the configuration process involves adding
+ an alias line to /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf as well as editing other system
+ startup scripts and/or configuration files. Many popular Linux
+ distributions ship with tools to make these changes for you. To learn the
+ proper way to configure a network device for your system, refer to your
+ distribution documentation. If during this process you are asked for the
+ driver or module name, the name for the Linux Base Driver for the Intel
+ PRO/100 Family of Adapters is e100.
+
+ As an example, if you install the e100 driver for two PRO/100 adapters
+ (eth0 and eth1), add the following to a configuraton file in /etc/modprobe.d/
+
+ alias eth0 e100
+ alias eth1 e100
+
+ Viewing Link Messages
+ ---------------------
+ In order to see link messages and other Intel driver information on your
+ console, you must set the dmesg level up to six. This can be done by
+ entering the following on the command line before loading the e100 driver:
+
+ dmesg -n 8
+
+ If you wish to see all messages issued by the driver, including debug
+ messages, set the dmesg level to eight.
+
+ NOTE: This setting is not saved across reboots.
+
+
+ Ethtool
+ -------
+
+ The driver utilizes the ethtool interface for driver configuration and
+ diagnostics, as well as displaying statistical information. The ethtool
+ version 1.6 or later is required for this functionality.
+
+ The latest release of ethtool can be found from
+ http://ftp.kernel.org/pub/software/network/ethtool/
+
+ Enabling Wake on LAN* (WoL)
+ ---------------------------
+ WoL is provided through the ethtool* utility. For instructions on enabling
+ WoL with ethtool, refer to the ethtool man page.
+
+ WoL will be enabled on the system during the next shut down or reboot. For
+ this driver version, in order to enable WoL, the e100 driver must be
+ loaded when shutting down or rebooting the system.
+
+ NAPI
+ ----
+
+ NAPI (Rx polling mode) is supported in the e100 driver.
+
+ See www.cyberus.ca/~hadi/usenix-paper.tgz for more information on NAPI.
+
+ Multiple Interfaces on Same Ethernet Broadcast Network
+ ------------------------------------------------------
+
+ Due to the default ARP behavior on Linux, it is not possible to have
+ one system on two IP networks in the same Ethernet broadcast domain
+ (non-partitioned switch) behave as expected. All Ethernet interfaces
+ will respond to IP traffic for any IP address assigned to the system.
+ This results in unbalanced receive traffic.
+
+ If you have multiple interfaces in a server, either turn on ARP
+ filtering by
+
+ (1) entering: echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/all/arp_filter
+ (this only works if your kernel's version is higher than 2.4.5), or
+
+ (2) installing the interfaces in separate broadcast domains (either
+ in different switches or in a switch partitioned to VLANs).
+
+
+Support
+=======
+
+For general information, go to the Intel support website at:
+
+ http://support.intel.com
+
+ or the Intel Wired Networking project hosted by Sourceforge at:
+
+ http://sourceforge.net/projects/e1000
+
+If an issue is identified with the released source code on the supported
+kernel with a supported adapter, email the specific information related to the
+issue to e1000-devel@lists.sourceforge.net.
+
+
+License
+=======
+
+This software program is released under the terms of a license agreement
+between you ('Licensee') and Intel. Do not use or load this software or any
+associated materials (collectively, the 'Software') until you have carefully
+read the full terms and conditions of the file COPYING located in this software
+package. By loading or using the Software, you agree to the terms of this
+Agreement. If you do not agree with the terms of this Agreement, do not install
+or use the Software.
+
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