NetBSD Problem Report #44811

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Subject: NetBSD WWW hardware support list should split out NICs by network type
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>Number:         44811
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       NetBSD WWW hardware support list should split out NICs by network type
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    www
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Apr 02 01:25:00 +0000 2011
>Last-Modified:  Sun May 01 03:25:05 +0000 2011
>Originator:     Erik E. Fair
>Release:        n/a
	The NetBSD Project
	NetBSD's web site at
	NetBSD now supports a very wide range of network interfaces
	for a wide range of networks. listing them all under "network
	interfaces" is ... unhelpful. Insufficient.

	They should be instead listed in subcategories by network type, i.e.
		Ethernet (meaning 10Mb/s)
		Fast Ethernet
		Gigabit Ethernet
		10 Gigabit Ethernet
		Fiber Channel

	Particularly for the Ethernet family, it's reasonable to
	presume that a card in a given category supports the previous
	categories. Further, it's important that we use consistent
	terms for each of these, so that what the users are looking
	for is easily found.

	It would also be good to have a similar list broken out by
	bus interface (e.g. Sbus, ISA, PCI, PCI-X, PCIe).

	If we're careful & consistent enough, we might even be able
	to generate these lists automatically from the manual pages.

	Try to find 802.11 cards in
	which is a pretty messy list. Wish for precisely what I am
	requesting in this problem report.




Responsible-Changed-From-To: misc-bug-people->www
Responsible-Changed-When: Sun, 01 May 2011 03:25:05 +0000
Web site request.
(seems like a good idea btw)


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