As with other classes of devices, Ersatz-11 uses a device-independent interface to attach any supported PC network interface type as the physical side of any supported PDP-11 network interface type. Each interface is created using a one-line ASSIGN command in the E11.INI initialization text file. E11 can optionally perform filtering based on Ethernet protocol numbers so that the PDP-11 operating system will not be swamped by broadcast traffic intended for other systems. Note that while real PDP-11 network interfaces were limited to 10 MBPS Ethernet, E11 will work with the newer high-speed Ethernet interfaces.
E11 needs the (free) WinPcap package to perform raw Ethernet I/O
E11's network driver requires version 2.2 or later of the Linux kernel
|dev name||controller types||description||E11 versions|
|NI:||Interlan NI1010A/NI2010A||Unibus/Q-bus Ethernet port||all|
|XE:/NU:||DEUNA, DELUA||Unibus Ethernet port||all|
|XH:/NQ:||DEQNA||Q-bus Ethernet port||all (as of V3.1)|