Ethtool

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Ethtool

https://www.kernel.org/pub/software/network/ethtool/
Ethernet diagnostic and tuning tool

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

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://git.kernel.org/?p=network/ethtool/ethtool.git
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:bwh@kernel.org


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Required to useLinux kernel 2.4.x or later

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



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