what about 48 bits?

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Sun Apr 4 10:31:08 CDT 2010


On Sun, Apr 4, 2010 at 11:17 AM, John Peach <john-nanog at johnpeach.com> wrote:
> Sun, for one, used to assign the same MAC address to every NIC in the
> same box.

Technically, they assigned a MAC to the NIC and a MAC to the box.
Unless you configured it otherwise, all NICs in the box defaulted to
using the box's MAC instead of their own.

Made for some interesting problems with early VLAN switches...

Regards,
Bill Herrin


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