Re: NDD-a-like

From: Andi Kleen (ak@suse.de)
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 07:56:41 EST


On Mon, Jan 21, 2002 at 05:56:25PM +0000, Simon Stewart wrote:
> * Link status (connected? disconnected?)
>
> * Physical connector type (BNC, RJ45?)
>
> * Connection speed (10/100/1000Mbps? Was this determined by
> autosensing?)
>
> * Full or half duplex?
>
> In addition, it would be handy to be able to force some of these
> settings (such as connection speed) should I need to. There are tools
> such as mii-diag out there, but these appear to be specific to each
> net device driver, and are therefore wholly unsuitable for automated
> testing (such as by a generic script run from a cron-job)

mii-tool can do all that for most drivers (but not all because they need to
support some special ioctls) It should be included in newer distributions.

-Andi

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