From: Roy White (RoyW at domain imsi.com)
Date: Thu 10 May 2001 - 15:11:54 IST
D'oh its debain on a sparc 20 with 2 hme cards, but they are called eth0,1
under linux, thats where I got confussed, it never even crossed my mind, I
know with Solaris you get a util called ndd with which you can change (or
interpret) the speed, duplex and autoneg flags, sorry for wasting people's
From: Paul Kelly [mailto:longword at domain esatclear.ie]
Sent: 10 May 2001 14:40
To: ilug at domain linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] speed/duplex settings
Roy White wrote:
> Isn't there also a tool in /usr/sbin called ethtool..... i use it on
> not sure if its on redhat or not...
ethtool-1.0 ships on the second CD of Mandrake 8. I tried it against my
2.4 kernel and it doesn't work. Gets EOPNOTSUPP on whatever ioctl() it's
doing, and as a non-root user I get ENOPERM. mii-tool doesn't need root
access to read the current status of the device.
I also note the following the the BUGS section of the ethtool man page:
Currently supported by Sun Happy Meal Ethernet only.
One has to wonder how many people are using HME cards on i586 machines.
ethtool doesn't ship with RedHat 5.2 either on i586 or SPARC.
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