[Samba] Samba and IEE1394

Tom Syroid tom at syroidmanor.com
Thu Feb 21 04:35:04 GMT 2002

The answer depends a lot on how your kernel is compiled (ie, your 
distribution and how the creators of your distro elected to build the 
shipping kernel). Linux supports firewire, but

a) it must be enable in the kernel by directly compiling it in, or by module
b) the box will need to have a card supported by the kernel

So STEP one would be to make sure the kernel source is installed on the 
system in question,
STEP two would be to pull the correct kernel configuration file from 
STEP three, load the configuration file (make menuconfig) and look under 
firewire support,
which will tell you (a) if it's compiled in, and (b) which cards the 
respective kernel supports.


--On Thursday, February 21, 2002 13:08 +0100 Anders Widman 
<andewid at tnonline.net> wrote:

> This might not be the correct group to post to, but maybe somone could
> tell me wich groupd it should go to (as I haven't found any good
> ones).
> I have Windows XP machines with IEE1394 (FireWire) LAN. Windows has
> built in support for OHCI compliant cards and can use them as a normal
> NIC, but with 400Mbit.
> This sollution is cheap and alot faster than normal a 100Mbit LAN. The
> problem is now that I want to conect my Linux boxes to this LAN too (I
> use Samba for filesharing and a PDC) but haven't found a good way to
> make it work.
> Does anybode know how to do this, wich drivers/modules need to be
> installed on the Linux box?
> //Anders
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