[linux-dvb] DVB network frontend /dev/dvb/adapter0/net0 ??

Simon Sudler Simon.Sudler at gmx.net
Wed Jun 22 15:30:30 CEST 2005


Simon Baxter wrote:
> found this
> 
> DVB Network API
> The DVB net device enables feeding of MPE (multi protocol encapsulation) 
> packets received via DVB into the Linux network protocol stack, e.g. for 
> internet via satellite applications. It can be accessed through 
> /dev/dvb/adapter0/net0. Data types and and ioctl definitions can be 
> accessed by including linux/dvb/net.h in your application.
> 
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> on
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> http://www.linuxtv.org/docs/dvbapi/DVB_Network_API.html#SECTION00810000000000000000 
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> What does this mean?  Is this just what it says, i.e. some ISPs can 
> provision internet connection via satelleite?  If so, how does the 
> transmit work?

You need a upling via isdn oder modem. T-Systems is also transmitting
some multicast services with can be used without uplink.

> 
> So /dev/dvb/adapter0/net0 could never be used by a DVB-T card?

of course it can bee used with da DVB-T card, but you need a local
service provider witch brodcasts some services, DVB-H for instance.




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