On Fri, 2009-01-02 at 19:02 +0000, The Fungi wrote: > On Fri, Jan 02, 2009 at 10:29:26AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote: > [...] > > I think installing tcpdump is sufficient; adding ethtool on top of > > it seems like overkill to me. > [...] > > It seems mii-tool from the net-tools started falling by the wayside > for a while, as gigabit Ethernet had become standard in servers and > yet mii-tool didn't support it. [...] mii-tool communicates with the PHY (physical interface) using MDIO whereas ethtool uses a much higher level API (also called ethtool). mii-tool ought to be extensible to the gigabit MII (there are only a few new register fields) but the 10-gigabit MII has a greatly extended MDIO register set and the Linux ioctl() interface to this has not yet been standardised. Furthermore not all interfaces (not even all Ethernet interfaces) use MDIO. So I would suggest you stick with ethtool. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings The world is coming to an end. Please log off.
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