Version:  2.0.40 2.2.26 2.4.37 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6


  1 #
  2 # Network device configuration
  3 #
  5 menuconfig NETDEVICES
  6         default y if UML
  7         depends on NET
  8         bool "Network device support"
  9         ---help---
 10           You can say N here if you don't intend to connect your Linux box to
 11           any other computer at all.
 13           You'll have to say Y if your computer contains a network card that
 14           you want to use under Linux. If you are going to run SLIP or PPP over
 15           telephone line or null modem cable you need say Y here. Connecting
 16           two machines with parallel ports using PLIP needs this, as well as
 17           AX.25/KISS for sending Internet traffic over amateur radio links.
 19           See also "The Linux Network Administrator's Guide" by Olaf Kirch and
 20           Terry Dawson. Available at <>.
 22           If unsure, say Y.
 24 # All the following symbols are dependent on NETDEVICES - do not repeat
 25 # that for each of the symbols.
 28 config MII
 29         tristate
 31 config NET_CORE
 32         default y
 33         bool "Network core driver support"
 34         ---help---
 35           You can say N here if you do not intend to use any of the
 36           networking core drivers (i.e. VLAN, bridging, bonding, etc.)
 38 if NET_CORE
 40 config BONDING
 41         tristate "Bonding driver support"
 42         depends on INET
 43         depends on IPV6 || IPV6=n
 44         ---help---
 45           Say 'Y' or 'M' if you wish to be able to 'bond' multiple Ethernet
 46           Channels together. This is called 'Etherchannel' by Cisco,
 47           'Trunking' by Sun, 802.3ad by the IEEE, and 'Bonding' in Linux.
 49           The driver supports multiple bonding modes to allow for both high
 50           performance and high availability operation.
 52           Refer to <file:Documentation/networking/bonding.txt> for more
 53           information.
 55           To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module
 56           will be called bonding.
 58 config DUMMY
 59         tristate "Dummy net driver support"
 60         ---help---
 61           This is essentially a bit-bucket device (i.e. traffic you send to
 62           this device is consigned into oblivion) with a configurable IP
 63           address. It is most commonly used in order to make your currently
 64           inactive SLIP address seem like a real address for local programs.
 65           If you use SLIP or PPP, you might want to say Y here. It won't
 66           enlarge your kernel. What a deal. Read about it in the Network
 67           Administrator's Guide, available from
 68           <>.
 70           To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module
 71           will be called dummy.
 73 config EQUALIZER
 74         tristate "EQL (serial line load balancing) support"
 75         ---help---
 76           If you have two serial connections to some other computer (this
 77           usually requires two modems and two telephone lines) and you use
 78           SLIP (the protocol for sending Internet traffic over telephone
 79           lines) or PPP (a better SLIP) on them, you can make them behave like
 80           one double speed connection using this driver.  Naturally, this has
 81           to be supported at the other end as well, either with a similar EQL
 82           Linux driver or with a Livingston Portmaster 2e.
 84           Say Y if you want this and read
 85           <file:Documentation/networking/eql.txt>.  You may also want to read
 86           section 6.2 of the NET-3-HOWTO, available from
 87           <>.
 89           To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module
 90           will be called eql.  If unsure, say N.
 92 config NET_FC
 93         bool "Fibre Channel driver support"
 94         depends on SCSI && PCI
 95         help
 96           Fibre Channel is a high speed serial protocol mainly used to connect
 97           large storage devices to the computer; it is compatible with and
 98           intended to replace SCSI.
100           If you intend to use Fibre Channel, you need to have a Fibre channel
101           adaptor card in your computer; say Y here and to the driver for your
102           adaptor below. You also should have said Y to "SCSI support" and
103           "SCSI generic support".
105 config IFB
106         tristate "Intermediate Functional Block support"
107         depends on NET_CLS_ACT
108         ---help---
109           This is an intermediate driver that allows sharing of
110           resources.
111           To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module
112           will be called ifb.  If you want to use more than one ifb
113           device at a time, you need to compile this driver as a module.
114           Instead of 'ifb', the devices will then be called 'ifb0',
115           'ifb1' etc.
116           Look at the iproute2 documentation directory for usage etc
118 source "drivers/net/team/Kconfig"
120 config MACVLAN
121         tristate "MAC-VLAN support"
122         ---help---
123           This allows one to create virtual interfaces that map packets to
124           or from specific MAC addresses to a particular interface.
126           Macvlan devices can be added using the "ip" command from the
127           iproute2 package starting with the iproute2-2.6.23 release:
129           "ip link add link <real dev> [ address MAC ] [ NAME ] type macvlan"
131           To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module
132           will be called macvlan.
134 config MACVTAP
135         tristate "MAC-VLAN based tap driver"
136         depends on MACVLAN
137         depends on INET
138         help
139           This adds a specialized tap character device driver that is based
140           on the MAC-VLAN network interface, called macvtap. A macvtap device
141           can be added in the same way as a macvlan device, using 'type
142           macvtap', and then be accessed through the tap user space interface.
144           To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module
145           will be called macvtap.
148 config IPVLAN
149     tristate "IP-VLAN support"
150     depends on INET
151     depends on IPV6
152     ---help---
153       This allows one to create virtual devices off of a main interface
154       and packets will be delivered based on the dest L3 (IPv6/IPv4 addr)
155       on packets. All interfaces (including the main interface) share L2
156       making it transparent to the connected L2 switch.
158       Ipvlan devices can be added using the "ip" command from the
159       iproute2 package starting with the iproute2-3.19 release:
161       "ip link add link <main-dev> [ NAME ] type ipvlan"
163       To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module
164       will be called ipvlan.
167 config VXLAN
168        tristate "Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN)"
169        depends on INET
170        select NET_UDP_TUNNEL
171        ---help---
172           This allows one to create vxlan virtual interfaces that provide
173           Layer 2 Networks over Layer 3 Networks. VXLAN is often used
174           to tunnel virtual network infrastructure in virtualized environments.
175           For more information see:
178           To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module
179           will be called vxlan.
181 config GENEVE
182        tristate "Generic Network Virtualization Encapsulation"
183        depends on INET && NET_UDP_TUNNEL
184        select NET_IP_TUNNEL
185        ---help---
186           This allows one to create geneve virtual interfaces that provide
187           Layer 2 Networks over Layer 3 Networks. GENEVE is often used
188           to tunnel virtual network infrastructure in virtualized environments.
189           For more information see:
192           To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module
193           will be called geneve.
195 config MACSEC
196         tristate "IEEE 802.1AE MAC-level encryption (MACsec)"
197         select CRYPTO
198         select CRYPTO_AES
199         select CRYPTO_GCM
200         ---help---
201            MACsec is an encryption standard for Ethernet.
203 config NETCONSOLE
204         tristate "Network console logging support"
205         ---help---
206         If you want to log kernel messages over the network, enable this.
207         See <file:Documentation/networking/netconsole.txt> for details.
210         bool "Dynamic reconfiguration of logging targets"
211         depends on NETCONSOLE && SYSFS && CONFIGFS_FS && \
212                         !(NETCONSOLE=y && CONFIGFS_FS=m)
213         help
214           This option enables the ability to dynamically reconfigure target
215           parameters (interface, IP addresses, port numbers, MAC addresses)
216           at runtime through a userspace interface exported using configfs.
217           See <file:Documentation/networking/netconsole.txt> for details.
219 config NETPOLL
220         def_bool NETCONSOLE
221         select SRCU
224         def_bool NETPOLL
226 config NTB_NETDEV
227         tristate "Virtual Ethernet over NTB Transport"
228         depends on NTB_TRANSPORT
230 config RIONET
231         tristate "RapidIO Ethernet over messaging driver support"
232         depends on RAPIDIO
234 config RIONET_TX_SIZE
235         int "Number of outbound queue entries"
236         depends on RIONET
237         default "128"
239 config RIONET_RX_SIZE
240         int "Number of inbound queue entries"
241         depends on RIONET
242         default "128"
244 config TUN
245         tristate "Universal TUN/TAP device driver support"
246         depends on INET
247         select CRC32
248         ---help---
249           TUN/TAP provides packet reception and transmission for user space
250           programs.  It can be viewed as a simple Point-to-Point or Ethernet
251           device, which instead of receiving packets from a physical media,
252           receives them from user space program and instead of sending packets
253           via physical media writes them to the user space program.
255           When a program opens /dev/net/tun, driver creates and registers
256           corresponding net device tunX or tapX.  After a program closed above
257           devices, driver will automatically delete tunXX or tapXX device and
258           all routes corresponding to it.
260           Please read <file:Documentation/networking/tuntap.txt> for more
261           information.
263           To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module
264           will be called tun.
266           If you don't know what to use this for, you don't need it.
268 config TUN_VNET_CROSS_LE
269         bool "Support for cross-endian vnet headers on little-endian kernels"
270         default n
271         ---help---
272           This option allows TUN/TAP and MACVTAP device drivers in a
273           little-endian kernel to parse vnet headers that come from a
274           big-endian legacy virtio device.
276           Userspace programs can control the feature using the TUNSETVNETBE
277           and TUNGETVNETBE ioctls.
279           Unless you have a little-endian system hosting a big-endian virtual
280           machine with a legacy virtio NIC, you should say N.
282 config VETH
283         tristate "Virtual ethernet pair device"
284         ---help---
285           This device is a local ethernet tunnel. Devices are created in pairs.
286           When one end receives the packet it appears on its pair and vice
287           versa.
289 config VIRTIO_NET
290         tristate "Virtio network driver"
291         depends on VIRTIO
292         ---help---
293           This is the virtual network driver for virtio.  It can be used with
294           lguest or QEMU based VMMs (like KVM or Xen).  Say Y or M.
296 config NLMON
297         tristate "Virtual netlink monitoring device"
298         ---help---
299           This option enables a monitoring net device for netlink skbs. The
300           purpose of this is to analyze netlink messages with packet sockets.
301           Thus applications like tcpdump will be able to see local netlink
302           messages if they tap into the netlink device, record pcaps for further
303           diagnostics, etc. This is mostly intended for developers or support
304           to debug netlink issues. If unsure, say N.
306 config NET_VRF
307         tristate "Virtual Routing and Forwarding (Lite)"
308         depends on IP_MULTIPLE_TABLES
309         depends on NET_L3_MASTER_DEV
310         depends on IPV6 || IPV6=n
311         depends on IPV6_MULTIPLE_TABLES || IPV6=n
312         ---help---
313           This option enables the support for mapping interfaces into VRF's. The
314           support enables VRF devices.
316 endif # NET_CORE
318 config SUNGEM_PHY
319         tristate
321 source "drivers/net/arcnet/Kconfig"
323 source "drivers/atm/Kconfig"
325 source "drivers/net/caif/Kconfig"
327 source "drivers/net/dsa/Kconfig"
329 source "drivers/net/ethernet/Kconfig"
331 source "drivers/net/fddi/Kconfig"
333 source "drivers/net/hippi/Kconfig"
335 config NET_SB1000
336         tristate "General Instruments Surfboard 1000"
337         depends on PNP
338         ---help---
339           This is a driver for the General Instrument (also known as
340           NextLevel) SURFboard 1000 internal
341           cable modem. This is an ISA card which is used by a number of cable
342           TV companies to provide cable modem access. It's a one-way
343           downstream-only cable modem, meaning that your upstream net link is
344           provided by your regular phone modem.
346           At present this driver only compiles as a module, so say M here if
347           you have this card. The module will be called sb1000. Then read
348           <file:Documentation/networking/README.sb1000> for information on how
349           to use this module, as it needs special ppp scripts for establishing
350           a connection. Further documentation and the necessary scripts can be
351           found at:
353           <>
354           <>
355           <>
357           If you don't have this card, of course say N.
359 source "drivers/net/phy/Kconfig"
361 source "drivers/net/plip/Kconfig"
363 source "drivers/net/ppp/Kconfig"
365 source "drivers/net/slip/Kconfig"
367 source "drivers/s390/net/Kconfig"
369 source "drivers/net/usb/Kconfig"
371 source "drivers/net/wireless/Kconfig"
373 source "drivers/net/wimax/Kconfig"
375 source "drivers/net/wan/Kconfig"
377 source "drivers/net/ieee802154/Kconfig"
380         tristate "Xen network device frontend driver"
381         depends on XEN
382         select XEN_XENBUS_FRONTEND
383         default y
384         help
385           This driver provides support for Xen paravirtual network
386           devices exported by a Xen network driver domain (often
387           domain 0).
389           The corresponding Linux backend driver is enabled by the
390           CONFIG_XEN_NETDEV_BACKEND option.
392           If you are compiling a kernel for use as Xen guest, you
393           should say Y here. To compile this driver as a module, chose
394           M here: the module will be called xen-netfront.
397         tristate "Xen backend network device"
398         depends on XEN_BACKEND
399         help
400           This driver allows the kernel to act as a Xen network driver
401           domain which exports paravirtual network devices to other
402           Xen domains. These devices can be accessed by any operating
403           system that implements a compatible front end.
405           The corresponding Linux frontend driver is enabled by the
406           CONFIG_XEN_NETDEV_FRONTEND configuration option.
408           The backend driver presents a standard network device
409           endpoint for each paravirtual network device to the driver
410           domain network stack. These can then be bridged or routed
411           etc in order to provide full network connectivity.
413           If you are compiling a kernel to run in a Xen network driver
414           domain (often this is domain 0) you should say Y here. To
415           compile this driver as a module, chose M here: the module
416           will be called xen-netback.
418 config VMXNET3
419         tristate "VMware VMXNET3 ethernet driver"
420         depends on PCI && INET
421         help
422           This driver supports VMware's vmxnet3 virtual ethernet NIC.
423           To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
424           module will be called vmxnet3.
426 config FUJITSU_ES
427         tristate "FUJITSU Extended Socket Network Device driver"
428         depends on ACPI
429         help
430           This driver provides support for Extended Socket network device
431           on Extended Partitioning of FUJITSU PRIMEQUEST 2000 E2 series.
433 source "drivers/net/hyperv/Kconfig"
435 endif # NETDEVICES

This page was automatically generated by LXR 0.3.1 (source).  •  Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds  •  Contact us