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[20060307] Patch: Command Interface for SCSI-3 Support (CISS) support
Tonnerre Lombard has sent a patch for ciss/cciss support to get SCSI RAID systems as e.g. found on HP ProLiant ML350 G4p systems going. Have a look! (And if mail-index.NetBSD.org messed up the patch, try this link instead!)

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[20051126] ural(4) for NetBSD 3.0
iMil has finished a backport of the latest ural(4) driver from NetBSD-current to the netbsd-3 branch. See his mail for all the details.

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[20051111] Free/OpenBSD's em(4) driver for NetBSD
Aparently NetBSD's wm(4) driver doesn't handle all devices it should. For that, Dheeraj S. ported the FreeBSD/OpenBSD em(4) driver over to NetBSD. Have a look at his mail or check out his webpage.

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[20050425] NForce ethernet driver
William S. Morgart has ported Quinton Dolan's FreeBSD i386 port of the NVidia NForce ethernet driver to NetBSD. The driver seems to make use of the NVidia Linux sources. See William's posting for all the details!

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[20050418] UDF project status update (Update #1)
Reinoud Zandijk has posted a status report of his work to create a UDF driver for NetBSD. The idea is to have a userspace-implementation first, which is then made into a kernel driver. Notable differences to other implementations include better support of the UDF standard as well as read/write support.

Update #1: Reinoud wrote more about differences between his implementation and others, esp. from the BSD camp.

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[20050413] Protecting harddisk security
Matthias Drochner has implemented a 'security' command for atactl(8) to query and esp. freeze the status of modern harddisk's security extensions. This prevents evil intruders (and potential viruses, but that's not a real problem in NetBSD today :-) from scrambling the harddisk password and thus making the harddisk unusable. See this slashdot article on how virus writers may abuse this security feature that many(?) modern harddisks have on other, non-NetBSD, platforms.

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[20041025] Drivers for Prism-54 WaveLAN
Those in desperate need of a driver for their Prism-54 card can have a look at this page... includes some funny examples on how to access ieee802.11-ioctls from Ruby (*.rb files).

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[20041017] NetBSD Drivers for Intel Centrino
So I didn't notice Damien Bergamini has written drivers for the Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 and Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG/2915ABG cards, one of them has even be moved into -current some time ago (but is only mentioned in the GENERIC_LAPTOP file, not GENERIC). See Damien's page for more information!

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[20040910] RISC OS 5.07 benefits from NetBSD's ethernet drivers
Seems the latest release of RISC OS, 5.7, benefits from the ethernet networking drivers which were adopted from NetBSD, leading to a greater range of supported network cards. Mmm, products based on NetBSD. :)

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[20040803] Firewire: patches
Takahashi Kiyohara has made a bunch of patches which aim to improve Firewire support in NetBSD. The code is a port of the FreeBSD Firewire code.

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