Re: ethtool documentation

From: Tim Hockin (
Date: Tue Aug 06 2002 - 22:33:47 EST

> If you really are what you say you are, then you know that you
> cannot use a MAC address that has not been assigned to your
> company.

Come on, of COURSE we don't ship MAC addresses that we don't own. We
(Cobalt) have/had a whole 24 bit address space allocated - just like the
other manufacturers of networked systems. Please give me a _little_

> The Linux pcnet32 driver does not have this capability so I
> had to add that capability for our purposes. I would not

So you're saying it is a useful feature, that you and I both use...

> advise putting such a driver in the standard kernel.

...but you don't think others should be able to. Why? Give me one good
reason that this capability should not be there for people to use.
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