Re: ethtool documentation

From: Randy.Dunlap (
Date: Tue Aug 06 2002 - 15:42:20 EST

On 6 Aug 2002, Alan Cox wrote:

| 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
| addresses.

Do you mean several unicast MAC addresses, as opposed to
broadcast + several multicast + (one) unicast MAC address?
If so, I'm not familiar with that scenario.


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