Although the stack isn't quite finished, you can already test some basics.
You'll have to get the code, build it, install it and run it.
There isn't yet an easier way of getting the network stack, we're far from ready to release a binary package.
So, if you accept your mission :
First, go to team
Have a look around and see the current status of the stack. Have a glance over the jobs, perhaps there's something that interests you?
Get the build tools
You'll need CVS, JAM, the fixed LD linker
For dark reason, you should have the source code to build.
So, you must checkout (anonymously) the full OBOS CVS:
Only check "Open Tracker once Completed" option, if you
There, click "Go". Patience, it take time (and bandwidth!)
Building the whole Networking Kit stuffs was made easy by Jam rules.
Simply run these commands from a Terminal:
|$ cd /path/to/your/local/openbeos/current
$ jam NetworkingKit
It should build all networking kit stuffs. If you encount any compile or link errors, report it to the network team mailing list.
There are basically two ways to install the networking kit. The first way is to do it manually, as is described below. The second way is easier, as you won't have to do anything manually. If you want to use the second way, use the command jam install-networking. This way you can skip all the manual steps described below. Please note that the Haiku provided utilities like ping, are located under your local current/tests/kits/net/, where you can execute them as often as you like.
However, if you are the manual type of person, you can find the networking kit binaries now under your local current/distro/x86.R1/*
You should free one of your /dev/net/*/0 network card (by disable in BONEyard, or by disabling in Network for net_server) Then, run the OBOS ifconfig tool from Terminal to see (and start) the stack detected interface(s) Last, play with ping, arp, traceroute, etc. Also check out the details on the stack design.