[Samba] Samba and IEE1394

Anders Widman andewid at tnonline.net
Thu Feb 21 04:44:26 GMT 2002

Thanks for your answer.

Yes, I know that I must compile in support for IEE1394 into the
kernel. However, I can't seem to find IEE1394 LAN support or something
similar so I can run TCP/IP ontop.


> 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 
> /usr/src/[kernelversion]/configs/,
> 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.

> HTH,
> Best,
> /tom

> --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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