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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
On Wed, 16 May 2001 wrote:
> > The same situation appears when using bonding.o. For several years,
> > Don Becker's (and derived) network drivers support changing MAC address
> > when the interface is down. So Al's /dev/eth/<n>/MAC has different
> values
> > depending on whether bonding is active or not. Should /dev/eth/<n>/MAC
> > always have the original value (to be able to uniquely identify this
> card)
> > or the in-use value (used by ARP, I believe) ? Or maybe have a
> > /dev/eth/<n>/MAC_in_use ?
> Token ring has the same problem as well, most token ring adapters support
> setting a LAA.

Ethernet cards have both a fixed "hardware" address and the mutable
"physical" address. How about TR? And how many cards give you no access
to the hardware address?

Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer mwood@IUPUI.Edu
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