MAC address confusion

Saku Ytti saku+nanog at ytti.fi
Tue Mar 3 00:42:16 CST 2009


On (2009-03-02 17:31 -0800), Kevin Oberman wrote:

> > > > http://standards.ieee.org/regauth/oui/oui.txt
> > > > 02-07-01   (hex)		RACAL-DATACOM
  
> > Would be interesting to see what are the historical reasons.Perhaps they simply
> > predate the scheme or some might not even co-exist in ethernet network to begin
> > with, in which case they might be better documented elsewhere.
> 
> IEEE after 802.3 was ratified. IEEE agreed to retain existing
> registrations and they have remained there.

So where does this leave the current local scape addresses being globally
assigned? Is it possible that we will run into legit 02 MAC addresses
in the wild?

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