File descriptor interface driver
io-pkt-variant -d fd fd=device[,option[,option ...]] ... &
where variant is one of v4, v4-hc, or v6-hc.
|Use commas, not spaces, to separate the options.|
The devn-fd.so driver uses file-descriptor based I/O (i.e. open(), read(), write(), and so on) to receive and transmit packets. It provides the Network Manager (io-pkt*) with reliable data transfer over any media supported by a file-descriptor-based server process.
|The devn-fd.so driver does not support multicast addresses.|
For example, you could use devn-fd.so to connect two machines with a null-modem RS-232 serial cable. By using file-descriptor I/O to the serial devices, devn-fd.so would implicitly use a serial driver and set up a logical network link.
This is a legacy io-net driver; its interface names are in the form enX, where X is an integer.
Start io-pkt-v4-hc using the FD driver:
io-pkt-v4-hc -d fd fd=/dev/ser1,mac=0023456789AB,ahdlc ifconfig en0 10.0.184
You must specify the fd option when using this driver.
devn-*, devnp-*, ifconfig, io-pkt*, nicinfo