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Date:      Mon, 17 Apr 1995 15:50:38 -0700
From:      "Jordan K. Hubbard" <jkh@freefall.cdrom.com>
To:        hosokawa@mt.cs.keio.ac.jp (HOSOKAWA Tatsumi)
Cc:        nc@ain.charm.net, todd@water.eng.mcmaster.ca, questions@FreeBSD.org, hackers@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: support for Xircom PCMCIA Ethernet adapters? 
Message-ID:  <28748.798159038@freefall.cdrom.com>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Mon, 17 Apr 95 14:22:19 +0900." <199504170522.OAA13653@remington.mt.cs.keio.ac.jp> 

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> No.  There are no Xircom cards in the supported list of Linux PCMCIA
> driver (2.4.5).

Ok, here's my understanding of it:

The Xircom cards require a download before they'll function, and this
download code is available if you sign an NDA and jump through several
other hoops.  BSDI has done this, and BSD/OS does support the Xircom
though I have also been informed that:

1. The driver was a royal pain-in-the-butt to write.
2. We free software folks REALLY don't even want to see the document that
   Xircom makes you sign to get ahold of the downloadable code.  It's
   pretty scary.

						Jordan



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