Subject: DRIVERS for FORE systems cards under *BSD
To: None <netbsd-announce@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Rajesh Vaidheeswarran <rv@FORE.COM>
Date: 05/24/1995 22:39:40
I had originally made this posting to FreeBSD.org (and Pragnesh had posted
it to linux-atm group). Charles Hannu felt it necessary that I post it on
NetBSD group since FreeBSD and NetBSD were not the same :-)
Here you go... The following is the original posting which appeared on
linux-atm lists... and I have now adapted this to reflect all flavors of
BSD :) ==> 386BSD/FreeBSD/NetBSD
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Note: This posting is somewhat commercial in nature.
FORE Systems is interested in enabling an ATM driver for *BSD.
For the unfamiliar, FORE Systems supports the widest range of
platforms/busses (EISA, PCI relevant to the PCs for example) for ATM
adapters for various standard physical media (OC3, Taxi, UTP). Please see
below for more information about the company and for contact information.
Towards this end we are willing to make the ATM Adaptation Layer Interface
(AALI) specification available to the public via various information
servers (ftp, www etc.).
200 series adapter cards have an i960 processor to do the SAR. This is
done by the firmware which is shipped with the software that goes with the
adapter. The firmware is normally downloaded during boot and is mostly
transparent to the user. ESA-200PC would come with the right firmware to
run on a PC. The AALI is an interface to the firmware and will be needed
for driver development if a 200 series adapter will be used.
It would something like:
The AALI is available from:
FORE Systems, Inc.
Company and Contact Information:
FORE Systems is the worldwide leader in the design, development,
manufacture, and sale of high performance local area networking products
based on ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) technology. FORE offers the most
comprehensive ATM LAN product line available today including ForeRunner
switches, adapter cards, LAN access products, and video adapters,
ForeThought internetworking software, and ForeView network management
software. FORE has delivered ATM solutions to over 500 customers including
Fortune 500 companies, telecommunications service providers, government
agencies, research institutions, and universities. FORE Systems'
headquarters are located at 174 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, Pennsylvania
Phone: (412) 772-6600
Fax : (412) 772-6500
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