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SubjectRe: A return to PCI ordering problems...
James A Sutherland <> writes:

>On Tuesday 20 November 2001 9:27 pm, David Woodhouse wrote:
>> said:
>> > In any case, here is the problem:
>> > NIC on motherboard, Realtek
>> > NIC on PCI card, Realtek
>> > Monolithic (no-module) kernel
>> > Motherboard must be set to eth0
>> Why must the motherboard be set to eth0? Why not just configure it as it
>> gets detected?

>He has some software licensing thing which checks the MAC address of eth0.

>Of course, what he could do is change the MAC address of eth0 to whatever the
>licensing software wants... :-)

One could imagine a module to read the MAC address from the eeprom and
not from the Interface.. Makes this scenario not impossible but much


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