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NAME

nepSun Neptune 10Gb Ethernet device

SYNOPSIS

nep* at pci?
brgphy* at mii?

DESCRIPTION

The nep driver provides support for various NICs based on the Sun Neptune Ethernet controller chips, including the following:
It uses an internal or external PHY or an external 10-bit interface.
The nep driver supports several media types, which are selected via the ifconfig(8) command. The supported media types are:
 
 
media autoselect
Attempt to autoselect the media type (default)
 
 
media 1000baseT mediaopt full-duplex
Use 1000baseT on copper, full duplex
 
 
media 1000baseT [mediaopt half-duplex]
Use 1000baseT on copper, half duplex
 
 
media 100baseTX mediaopt full-duplex
Use 100baseTX, full duplex
 
 
media 100baseTX [mediaopt half-duplex]
Use 100baseTX, half duplex

SEE ALSO

arp(4), brgphy(4), ifmedia(4), inet(4), intro(4), netintro(4), hostname.if(5), ifconfig(8)

HISTORY

OpenBSD support for nep first appeared in OpenBSD 5.7.

AUTHORS

The nep driver was written by Mark Kettenis <kettenis@openbsd.org>.

BUGS

The nep driver currently only supports 1Gb Ethernet NICs. It also does not yet use many of the advanced features the Neptune chip offers.
January 10, 2015 OpenBSD-current