Subject: `ie' network driver replacement on NetBSD/i386
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Paul Kranenburg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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It has been replaced by three front-ends to the MI i82586 driver (implemented
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' entries in your i386 kernel configuration
files with one or more entries for the new drivers.
See /sys/arch/i386/conf/GENERIC for examples.