ethtool not in default system anymore?
cmadams at hiwaay.net
Tue Oct 12 23:28:58 UTC 2010
I noticed that ethtool is not in the default install anymore (probably
for a release or so, but I didn't notice it until now). Why is that?
It is the only tool that can show and configure a variety of network
device options, such as speed/duplex negotiation, wake-on-LAN, and TCP
offloading. There is support in the ifcfg-eth* files for calling it as
part of interface setup (don't know if that's carried forward to NM,
should be considered a bug in NM if not).
Is there a replacement that I'm not aware of?
I have run into flakey switches and such where you have to force
speed/duplex to communicate (yes, such switches are crap, but when it
isn't your network, you don't get to choose). Not having a tool to do
that already installed makes it impossible to fix.
Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.
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