Projects / ethtool


ethtool is a Linux net driver diagnostic and tuning tool for the Linux 2.4.x (or later) series of kernels. Obtain information and diagnostics related to media, link status, driver version, PCI (or other) bus location, and more.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  03 Jul 2013 11:38

    Release Notes: Displaying of support for 10000BASE-KR link mode was implemented. Support for new versions of ixgbe register dump was added. The private flags print output was beautified.

    •  02 Mar 2013 22:12

      Release Notes: Destination MAC addresses can now be set in L3/L4 flow spec rules (-N/-U options). A version check has been added for et131x regs. Full 64 bits of user-data (-n/-u options) are now shown. 20000baseKR2 cap display options have been restored. The man page has been improved.

      •  15 Dec 2012 20:32

        Release Notes: This release supports et131x registers and optical diagnostics for SFF-8472 modules. Failures of the register dump pretty-printer are now handled more gracefully.

        •  07 Oct 2012 12:49

          Release Notes: Support has been added for setting the MDI-X state ("-s"). Pause advertising bits are now preserved when setting speed and duplex with autoneg on. EEE parameters are no longer set if they are identical with the current parameters.

          •  05 Aug 2012 10:14

            Release Notes: Support was added for the display of 1000BASE-KX, 10GBASE-KX4, and 40G link modes and for the display of Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE) configuration. Several minor bugs were fixed.


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