ean at hedron.org
Mon Sep 19 11:05:15 PDT 2005
On September 19, 2005 01:57 pm, mailtrail wrote:
> I needed a quick firewall to guard an ISDN line, so I grabbed a K6/166.
> This box only came out of service a couple months ago, having run for
> several years on 4.3-stable (set up some time in 2001).
> The NIC card that is in it is an ISA bus card, a WD8003 (it was operating
> as ed0 in its previous incarnation). More for amusement than anything
> else, I decided to use that card, if I could, with a recent version of
> FreeBSD, so I loaded 5.4-R onto it.
> I now realize that I no longer have any idea how to tell the kernel how to
> find a non-PnP ISA card.
> Here is the kernel.conf file from the old box:
> en ed0
Interface ed0 (someone correct me if I'm wrong it's been a while)
> po ed0 0x300
Port to interface ed0 id 0x300 (bit of physical memory to access the nic)
> ir ed0 10
IRQ for ed0 is 10
> iom ed0 0xd8000
I/0 memory for ed0 0xd8000 (for direct memory access IIRC)
> f ed0 0
I forgot this one, sorry.
> I don't even remember what lines 1 and 5 mean. How do I set IRQ, memory
> address, etc for a non-PnP ISA card under 5.4-R, if that is even possible?
> If not possible, is it supported under 4.11?
> This isn't critical by any means. The motherboard has two open PCI slots
> on it, so I could just use PCI NIC cards for the firewall, but I am
> curious if the old cards can still be used. I also have a second ISA NIC
> card, a WD8013, so it would be somewhat amusing to have this box running a
> firewall using those two old NIC cards. The ISA bus should be able to
> easily keep up with 128Kb of traffic; the old version of the box was a
> mail- and web-server, and never had problems keeping up with ISDN speeds.
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