Linux - NetworkingThis forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.
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Your question is very vague. I'm not sure if that' what you mean but support for network cards is enabled by default. Unless you've got a very esoteric card, a relevant (for your ethernet card) module will usually load at the boot time.
yes I know a little
I know this protocol is a data link layer protocol and i know format of it's frame too .
and some other things
what is necessary to know about it?
as I understand all linux os can create a ethernet frame and other relative work, is it right ?
If Linux is compiled to support an Ethernet device of some sort than yes that code will exist.
You do need to understand that Ethernet is not the only way of talking to the world and some devices are not designed to talk to anything so it is possible to have a Linux kernel containing no Ethernet code at all.
Your normal desktop/server distribution will naturally have Ethernet support as in those cases it is normally expected that an Ethernet card would be present.
I see these source , But I can't understand any information from these links.
How I can find the capabilities of each version? (e.g which version supports some protocols and devices ?)
please guide me,