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SubjectRe: A return to PCI ordering problems...
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Helge Hafting wrote:
>Dale Amon wrote:
>> There are a couple reasons. One that is specific to this
>> particular case is that the VeryExpensiveProprietaryPackage
>> someone bought checks the eth0 MAC address to be sure you
>> haven't moved it. It would not really be smart to license
>> it against a removable, swappable PCI card.
>>
>Such a licencing scheme isn't very smart on a os where
>the kernel source is available anyway.

It's not very smart even on a proprietary operating system such
as Solaris. There have been tools available to report a different
hostid on Solaris for ages.

/Christer
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