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USENIX Technical Program - Abstract - USENIX 99

Design and Implementation of Firewire Device Driver on FreeBSD

Katsushi Kobayashi, Communication Research Laboratory


A Firewire device driver has been implemented on FreeBSD system. The driver provides IP network stack, native socket system interface, and stream device interface suchas a DV video. The device driver shows enough performance on the IP over Firewire environment at 30Mbps. Also, DV video communication application using IP has been developed with the device driver and it enebles DV quality communication between US and Japan only with the consumer market products.
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