NATM hardware available
rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Wed Dec 24 17:14:14 UTC 2008
On Wed, 24 Dec 2008, Bruce Simpson wrote:
> Hartmut Brandt wrote:
>> In any case there is still an Todo on my side: the routing information for
>> NETNATM is currently lost somewhere between L2 and L3 :-) I guess I come
>> back to you in the new year to fix this issue... Have to fetch my ATM
>> equipment from the corner where it is collecting dust to setup a testbed.
> Native NATM support would be nice, because it lets FreeBSD be used as a
> direct ADSL endpoint without an external ADSL router.
> I have a pair of ATM25 cards, an ATM25 crossover, and an ATM25-to-ADSL G.DMT
> modem bagged up ready to ship to someone who has the time and motivation to
> work on NATM.
> Also: I did have an ATM25 capable switch which I left at ICSI in Berkeley, I
> don't know where it is at the moment due to people movements.
Do we have any of the necessary software parts to do simulated ATM hardware
similar to what if_tap does for Ethernet? Using the VIMAGE stuff and virtual
ATM hardware might open up the door to a more accessible development and test
environment. I did the NATM locking work essentially "blind" due to a lack of
test environment locally, which seemed to work out, but a software test system
would go a long way.
Robert N M Watson
University of Cambridge
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