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Ethtool

https://www.kernel.org/pub/software/network/ethtool/
ethtool is the standard Linux utility for controlling network drivers and hardware, particularly for wired Ethernet devices. It can be used to:

  • Get identification and diagnostic information
  • Get extended device statistics
  • Control speed, duplex, autonegotiation and flow control for Ethernet devices
  • Control checksum offload and other hardware offload features
  • Control DMA ring sizes and interrupt moderation
  • Control receive queue selection for multiqueue devices
  • Upgrade firmware in flash memory




Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey4 March 2002



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Ben Hutchings Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://git.kernel.org/?p=network/ethtool/ethtool.git
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail mailto:bwh@kernel.org


Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Linux kernel 2.4.x or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 31 May 2015.



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