This book describes how to configure the qfe driver for the SBus or PCI-bus based Sun Ultra workstations, Sun Enterprise servers, the SunSwift SBus Adapter, the SunFastEthernet Adapter 2.0, and the SunFastEthernet PCI Adapter.

Note that the 64-bit version of the Solaris operating environment uses the directory /kernel/drv/sparcv9 . In this document and others, when /kernel/drv is mentioned, the /kernel/drv/sparcv9 directory also applies.

How This Book Is Organized

Chapter 1 describes the hardware that uses the qfe driver.

Chapter 2 describes how to configure the SUNW,qfe device driver for your system.

Chapter 3 lists the values for each of the qfe driver parameters.

Chapter 4 describes how to set the parameters for the qfe driver.

Appendix A describes the auto-negotiation process.

Appendix B lists the SUNW,qfe device driver parameters.

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You must be superuser to do this.

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