The tale of a single MAC

Dobbins, Roland rdobbins at arbor.net
Sun Jan 2 22:31:57 CST 2011


On Jan 3, 2011, at 10:31 AM, Lynda wrote:

> My guess is that you'll never find it on Google, since it happened around 1993-4 or so.

I remember that there were several high-profile instances of duplicate MAC addresses being burnt into NICs during the 1990s - once every 2-3 years, IIRC.  And those were just the ones that were discussed publicly.

Not to mention the old ARCNet NICs, which all came set to the same ARCNet address by default (one changed the address assignment via DIP switches on the cards themselves).

;>

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