I am on a Token Ring network. I have heard that the ka9q tcp/ip has
been ported and that socket support is in the works, and that there is
an Ethernet driver out there. I am wondering if there is also a Token
Ring driver out there already, or if one is being written. I've heard
that it wouldn't be impossible to write one, but I can't even begin to
think of doing it myself without low-level documentation (IBM charged
I'd rather not have to get the docs myself. Thanks IBM, for your fascistQuote:>$200 for the card, and to get a tech ref manual will cost me $72, so
policies, and for making life difficult. The documentation that came
with the card, if one could call it that, only told one how to load
tokreui, a DOS driver, and how to select what IRQ's and memory it uses,
no memory map of the card, etc.) Would any of the information on
low-level driving the card be available from the net, or could any of
you supply it so that if I do have to write a driver I can? Or would
that be illegal to supply (considering this is IBM, that wouldn't
surprise me too much). I'd really appreciate any help you can give,
since I *don't* want to have to use MS-LOSS in order to use the network.
(and for me a modem is *not* a viable option.)
How hard would it be to actually write a driver? If someone or I
wrote or were to write such a beast, would they/I be allowed to make it
available to others, or would IBM have and exercise the legal right to
say that the author could only use it for his/her personal use?
Also, I believe that 386BSD has networking stuff in it (I have no
idea if they support Token Ring, I haven't heard anything about that).
Maybe we should reuse some of that code in Linux, so that effort isn't