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SubjectRe: 2.1.21 bugs..
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Hi,

> Believe it or not, I once found a PCMCIA Ethernet card which seems to
> pick an Ethernet address by probing the net or similar; it would
> usually pick 00:00:00:00:00:00 or 00:00:00:00:00:01 or something
> equivalent... needless to say, I banned the bloody thing from my net
> immediately...

I can't believe someone really makes such an effort. Rather I suppose
that just the card's NVRAM containing the Ethernet address has never
been initilalized at factory or been overwritten. I had this problem
with the RM200 which SNI generously loaned me for porting Linux/MIPS to.
Solution for that machine was to reprogram the EEPROM using a utility
available (but undocumented ...) in the firmware. A funny utility
because it allows you even to change serial numbers and more ...

Ralf

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