Verizon's EVDO and FreeBSD

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Fri Feb 18 07:51:03 GMT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC [mailto:chad at]
> Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 1:34 PM
> To: Ted Mittelstaedt
> Cc: 'Mikhail Teterin'; Robert Kim, EVDO-Coverage, Verizon Agent; List
> Free Bsd
> Subject: Re: Verizon's EVDO and FreeBSD
> On Feb 17, 2005, at 2:03 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> > Robert,
> >
> >   Hmm - The Mac source (I assume your talking Mac OS X)
> would probably
> > be the best to start with.  It might be a very easy port to whatever
> > version of FreeBSD was used for the version of Mac OS X you wrote the
> > driver for.
> Mac OS X is not based on FreeBSD.

Whoah there Chad!  Please refer to the following website, guy!:

Note the following statement there:

"...Beneath the appealing, easy-to-use interface of Mac OS X is a
UNIX-based foundation called Darwin that is engineered for stability,
and performance. Darwin integrates a number of technologies, most
importantly Mach 3.0,
operating-system services based on FreeBSD 5,

> It has a BSD user layer and
> compatibility layer and they DO use the FreeBSD userland for
> their own,

No, a lot more than that, see Darwin.

> but the driver level is MUCH different.

I know that, but that is today, not yesterday.  Bob stated the "old open
driver, I took that to mean a version 1.0 driver released for the first
version of MacOS X.  I didn't know this card and service was a new thing.


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