[Fwd:] Nvidia NICs with duplicate mac addresses

David W. Hankins David_Hankins at isc.org
Fri Sep 5 11:36:06 CDT 2008

On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 10:32:46AM -0400, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:
> Forwarded to NANOG in the interests of wider awareness...  having been
> there and torn out my already scarce hair, duplicate MAC addresses can
> really mess up your day...

Out of curiosity, does this happen often enough we might want to
consider an automated means to negotiate out of the problem state
(e.g. detect collisions and negotiate MAC address by DHCP)?

It would take years to deploy but might save thousands of hairs.

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