Re: ethtool documentation

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Tue Aug 06 2002 - 16:58:46 EST

On Tue, 2002-08-06 at 21:03, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> Sure you can. And it was assumed that the MAC address provided by
> the manufacturer would always be used by the software for the MAC
> address on the wire. However, 'software engineers' have decided

Umm no

DECnet used dynamically assigned MAC addresses from the beginning and
Digital (now Compaq (now HP)) were one of the creators of the original
DIX ethernet standard

Thats why several boards allow you to have a pair of receiving MAC

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