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PVCSIF(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 						 PVCSIF(8)

pvcsif -- configure ATM PVC sub interfaces SYNOPSIS
pvcsif interface [-s] pvcsif -a DESCRIPTION
pvcsif creates a sub interface for an ATM PVC. A sub interface pvc(4) is dynamically created. The created interface is bound to interface but at this point no VC is assigned. To assign a VC, pvctxctl(8) should be used later. A PVC sub interface is intended to use an ATM PVC as an alternative serial connection, and to be allocated per PVC basis. A PVC sub inter- face looks as a point-to-point interface and is multicast capable, as opposed to the NBMA (NonBroadcast Multiple Access) model that requires a MARS server. A point-to-point interface is useful to run MBone or protocols requiring multicast, such as RSVP and IPv6, over a PVC WAN connection. Note that a sub interface is not a full-fledged interface but just an indirect reference to the real interface. The options are as follows: -s For use with a shell, it prints the created interface name. -a Lists the existing sub interfaces. SEE ALSO
en(4), pvc(4), ifconfig(8), pvctxctl(8) BUGS
Currently, there is no way to remove a sub interface. BSD
December 29, 1997 BSD

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PVCTXCTL(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 					       PVCTXCTL(8)

pvctxctl -- display or control ATM PVC transmitter parameters SYNOPSIS
pvctxctl interface [[vpi:]vci] pvctxctl interface [vpi:]vci [-n] [-b max-bandwidth] [-j [vpi:]vci] [-p pcr] DESCRIPTION
pvctxctl displays or controls the shaper parameters of an ATM VC. When a shaper value is specified, pvctxctl sets a shaper to an ATM VC. pvctxctl works for a PVC sub interface pvc(4) as well as a real ATM interface en(4). For a real ATM interface, the specified VC should be assigned beforehand by route(8). For a sub interface, pvctxctl assigns the specified VC to the sub interface. If another VC is already assigned to the sub interface, the old VC is invalidated. Availability of shapers, the number of hardware shaper channels, and accuracy of shaping are all device dependent. For example, ENI Midway chip has 8 shaper channels but the driver reserves one for non-shaping VCs. The options are as follows: interface The interface parameter is a string of the form ``name unit'', for example, ``en0''. [vpi:]vci The VC number to which the shaper is assigned. When the VPI number is omitted, VPI number 0 is assumed. For example, to assign a shaper to VPI=0 and VCI=201, the following forms can be used: "201", "0xc9", "0:201", "0:0xc9". -b max-bandwidth The PCR parameter can be specified also in ``bits per second''. The rate is the rate of AAL5 frame and the PCR is calculated by the following form: PCR = max-bandwidth / 8 / 48 ``K'' and ``M'' can be used as a short hand of ``000'' and ``000000'' respectively. For example, ``45M'' means ``45Mbps'' or PCR value ``117187''. -j [vpi:]vci The join parameter is intended for VP shaping. The VC shaper channel is shared with the existing VC, which means the sum of the cell rates never exceeds the maximum PCR among the shared VCs. On the other hand, when the shaper channel is not shared, the sum of the cell rates could be the sum of the PCRs. For example, if two VCs (say 201 and 202) share a 45Mbps VP, use: # pvctxctl en0 201 -b 45M # pvctxctl en0 202 -b 45M -j 201 -n This parameter is only for a sub interface. Use NULL encapsulation instead of LLC/SNAP. -p pcr The PCR (Peak Cell Rate) parameter specifies the peak cell rate in "cells per second". If PCR value "0" is specified, no shaper is assigned, which means cells are sent at full-speed of the link. If PCR value ``-1'' is specified, the corresponding VC is invalidated. SEE ALSO
en(4), ifconfig(8), pvcsif(8), route(8) BUGS
A real ATM interface and a sub interface require different sequences to set a shaper. For example, to assign a 45Mbps shaper to VC 201 (0xc9) of en0: # ifconfig en0 # route add -iface -link en0:3.0.0.c9 # pvctxctl en0 0xc9 -b 45M For a shadow interface, # pvcsif en0 # creates pvc0 # ifconfig pvc0 # pvctxctl pvc0 201 -b 45M BSD
December 29, 1997 BSD
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