re0 / em0 and ect, what are the differences ?

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re0 / em0 and ect, what are the differences ?

Postby Ronaldr » 13 Jul 2009, 20:06

I'm noticing that when I do a ifconfig on different systems it displays different settings some say re0 and some em0.

I'm wondering if there is any significant difference ?
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Postby bigrob76 » 13 Jul 2009, 21:08

Different adapters.
Try the following commands to see the difference...
man re
man em
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Postby tangram » 13 Jul 2009, 21:42

In FreeBSD the devices are name after the driver name. So re0 means that you have a RealTek 8139C+/8169/816xS/811xS/8101E PCI/PCIe Ethernet adapter. em0 means that you have a Intel(R) PRO/1000 Gigabit Ethernet adapter driver.

Have a look at each driver man page.
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