|The Care and Feeding of ISDN4BSD|
|5.6 Kernel Configuration for||5 Installation and Kernel||5.7.1 Compiling and Installing|
5.7 Kernel Configuration and Compiling and Booting a new Kernel
The following steps are common to all types of passive ISDN cards, ISA, PnP or PCI. For simplicity, i assume we still configure a kernel for the Teles S0/16 card.
Some more lines have to be added to your new kernel configuration file. The following pseudo5 device drivers must be added to the kernel configuration file:
- pseudo-device "i4bq921"
These 2 lines add support for the layer 2 and layer 3 protocols to the kernel.
- pseudo-device "i4b"
pseudo-device "i4btrc" 4
With this 3 lines, the drivers for the three required drivers interfacing to the userland are added. The devices are later visible as /dev/i4b, which is required for the isdnd, /dev/i4btrc which is required for the operation of isdntrace and /dev/i4bctl, which is required by the isdndebug program.
- pseudo-device "i4brbch" 4
pseudo-device "i4btel" 4
pseudo-device "i4bipr" 4
pseudo-device "i4bisppp" 4
pseudo-device sppp 4
This lines add support for the /dev/i4brbch<n> devices, the /dev/i4btel<n> devices, for the ipr<n> network interfaces and for the isp<n> network interfaces.
The ipr driver is able to do Van Jacobsen (VJ) header compression. To enable this, the line:
needs to be entered into the kernel configuration file. Adding this option is recommended in case you want to use the ipr<n> devices.
Another option for the ipr driver is the possibility to log the contens of the first few IP-Packets which cause a dial to a remote system (this is helpful to find aout the cause for dialouts!):
where n has to be set to the number of packets to log for a new connection.