This is what the Sun Documentation states:
The SUNW,hme device provides 10BASE-TX or 100BASE-T networking
interfaces using the Fast Ethernet Parallel Port
SCSI (FEPS) ASIC and an internal transceiver. The driver
automatically sets the link speed to 10 or 100 Mbps and conforms
to the 100BASE-T IEEE 802.3u Ethernet standard. The FEPS (SBus
based) or PFEX (PCI-bus based) ASIC provides the
SBus or PCI interface and Media Access Control (MAC) functions. The
internal transceiver, which connects to an RJ-45
connector on all of the above hardware devices, provides the
physical layer functions.
In addition to the RJ-45 connector, a Media Independent Interface
(MII) connector, which is an Ultra DB 40 connector, is
also provided on Sun systems. The MII connects to an external
transceiver that may use any physical media, such as copper
or fiber as specified in the 100BASE-TX standard. When an external
transceiver is connected to the MII, the driver selects
the external transceiver and disables the
internal transceiver. The external transceiver may also support the
100BASE-T4 standard, which allows the link to operate in
100 Mbps speed using four pairs of category 3 or better cable.
For more info please refer the following site:
docs.sun.com and goto these sections:
Solaris 2.6 Hardware: 5/98 on Sun Hardware AnswerBook >> Platform
Notes: The hme FastEthernet Device Driver
Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/Quote:> Hello
> I wonder if anyone can help me, I am fairly new to sun hardware and I
> confused as to the configuration of the ethernet adapters in our Ultra
> It appears that it is connected to our network via the built in
> the motherboard, but what's getting me confused is the fact it is
> to as /dev/hme0, having looked at the output from 'prtconf' it
> that the 'hme' device is the one on the SCSI adapter.
> I need to configure both adapters, the currently connected one as is,
> the one on the SCSI adapter with a live IP address assigned to us by
> Thanks in advance, caus I am really struggling.
> David Frost
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