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ETHERSUBR(9)           NetBSD Kernel Developer's Manual           ETHERSUBR(9)


NAME
ethersubr, ether_ifattach, ether_addmulti, ether_delmulti, ETHER_FIRST_MULTI, ETHER_NEXT_MULTI, ETHER_IS_MULTICAST, fddi_ifattach, fddi_addmulti, fddi_delmulti -- Ethernet and FDDI driver support func- tions and macros
SYNOPSIS
#include <net/if_ether.h> void ether_ifattach(struct ifnet *ifp, uint8_t *lla); int ether_addmulti(const struct sockaddr *sa, struct ethercom *ec); int ether_delmulti(const struct sockaddr *sa, struct ethercom *ec); void ETHER_FIRST_MULTI(struct ether_multistep step, struct ethercom *ec, struct ether_multi *enm); void ETHER_NEXT_MULTI(struct ether_multistep step, struct ether_multi *enm); int ETHER_IS_MULTICAST(uint8_t *addr); #include <net/if_fddi.h> void fddi_ifattach(struct ifnet *ifp, uint8_t *lla); int fddi_addmulti(const struct sockaddr *sa, struct ethercom *ec); int fddi_delmulti(const struct sockaddr *sa, struct ethercom *ec);
DESCRIPTION
The ethersubr functions provide the interface between the ethersubr mod- ule and the network drivers which need Ethernet support. Such drivers must request the ether attribute in their files declaration and call the appropriate functions as specified below. FDDI drivers must request the "fddi" attribute in their "files" declara- tion and call the functions tagged with "fddi_" or "FDDI_" instead, where different. Some macros are shared. Note that you also need the arp(9) stuff to support IPv4 on your hard- ware. ether_ifattach() Perform the device-independent, but Ethernet-specific initial- ization of the interface pointed to by ifp. Among other duties, this function creates a record for the link level address in the interface's address list and records the link level address pointed to by lla there. You must call this function from the driver's attach function. fddi_ifattach() corresponding function for FDDI devices. ether_addmulti() ether_delmulti() Add (ether_addmulti()) or delete (ether_delmulti()) the address described by the sa pointer to the Ethernet multicast list belonging to ec. These functions must be called from the driver's ioctl function to handle SIOCADDMULTI and SIOCDELMULTI requests. If they return ENETRESET, the hardware multicast filter must be reini- tialized. These functions accept AF_UNSPEC addresses, which are inter- preted as Ethernet addresses, or AF_INET addresses. In the lat- ter case, INADDR_ANY is mapped to a range describing all the Ethernet address space reserved for IPv4 multicast addresses. ether_addmulti() returns EAFNOSUPPORT if an unsupported address family is specified, EINVAL if a non-multicast address is speci- fied, or ENETRESET if the multicast list really changed and the driver should synchronize its hardware filter with it. ether_delmulti() returns, in addition to the above errors, ENXIO if the specified address can't be found in the list of multicast addresses. fddi_addmulti() fddi_delmulti() corresponding functions for FDDI devices. ETHER_NEXT_MULTI() is a macro to step through all of the ether_multi records, one at a time. The current position is remembered in step, which the caller must provide. ETHER_FIRST_MULTI() must be called to initialize step and get the first record. Both macros return a NULL enm when there are no remaining records. ETHER_IS_MULTICAST() returns 1, if addr points to an Ethernet/FDDI multicast (or broadcast) address. Implemented as a macro.
SEE ALSO
arp(9)
AUTHORS
UCB CSRG (original implementation) Ignatios Souvatzis (support for new ARP system)
CODE REFERENCES
Ethernet support functions are declared in <net/if_ether.h> and defined (if not implemented as macro) in /usr/src/sys/net/if_ethersubr.c. FDDI support functions are declared in <net/if_fddi.h> and defined (if not implemented as macro) in /usr/src/sys/net/if_fddisubr.c.
HISTORY
Rewritten to attach to the new ARP system in NetBSD 1.3. NetBSD 5.0 March 3, 1997 NetBSD 5.0
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