Subject: `ie' network driver replacement on NetBSD/i386
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Paul Kranenburg <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/28/1998 01:05:31
The old monolithic `ie' network interface driver is gone from NetBSD/i386.

It has been replaced by three front-ends to the MI i82586 driver (implemented
in /sys/dev/ic/i82586.c).

The three replacement drivers (contributed by Rafal Boni) are:

	ef	- 3Com 3C507
	ai	- AT&T Starlan
	ix	- Intel EtherExpress/16

The `ix' and `ef' drivers have been well tested, the `ai' driver less well.

NOTE: you must replace the `ie[01]' entries in your i386 kernel configuration
files with one or more entries for the new drivers.
See /sys/arch/i386/conf/GENERIC for examples.