The tale of a single MAC

Marshall Eubanks tme at americafree.tv
Sun Jan 2 20:00:02 CST 2011


On Jan 2, 2011, at 8:39 PM, Corey Quinn wrote:

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> On Jan 2, 2011, at 1:24 PM, Franck Martin wrote:
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>> In the early 90's a friend of mine got a box of 10 HP cards with all the same MAC address.
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> In my early days of network admining, a coworker told me a (apocryphal) story of 3com shipping a batch of 80K cards with identical MAC addresses, which they then had to recall.
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> Unfortunately a cursory Google turns up nothing, so I suppose he was either misinformed or pulling my leg.
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I have also heard such stories, again from the '90s. Can cause odd failure modes. 

Regards
Marshall


> -- Corey Quinn / KB1JWQ
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