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Old 05-23-2007, 01:58 AM   #1
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How to access network driver through .......

Hello all,

I want to access a Ethernet driver though linux.

Can anybody tell me, How can I access Ethernet driver through TCP/IP in linux, or is there any other alternative??????
And if I can access ethernet driver routines(APIs )with TCP/IP(or with some other way), where exactly I can find those API for that.

In simple one sentence if I say my prob " I am looking for API in TCP/IP in linux and it's path to access ethernet driver"

Thank you so much.
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Define what you mean when you say driver? And whatt do you
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"API in TCP/IP in linux and it's path to access ethernet driver"

Old 05-23-2007, 04:42 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Tink,

Driver means a , kernel program to send packets and recieve packet, A network driver.

I have written a network driver and ported on linux but Now I dont know how the application user can access it?
Can he use any TCP/IP related routines or
READ/WRITE mechanism will work?

or if I need to write my own APIs for accessing it, I dont know how can I access it?

I hope I am clear to what I am saying here.


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