Subject: Re: sys/arch/hp300/dev/if_le.c broken
To: Gary D. Duzan <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/03/1995 11:28:01
"Gary D. Duzan" writes:
> =>Peter Galbavy writes:
> =>> As a complete aside... has anyone got a suitable set of diff's to
> =>> ifconfig and various drivers to make something like 'ifconfig le0
> =>> ether xx:...' work ?
> =>> 
> =>> Just asking because if I run a NetBSD/sparc system, all the Ethernet
> =>> devices have the same MAC address (blame Sun).
> =>
> =>Why is that a bad thing? It follows the original intent of the way
> =>Ethernet was used at Xerox, actually. SunOS works just fine with
> =>things set up that way.
> =>
>    Couldn't it rather confuse intelligent bridges that connect the
> two nets?

Well, under those circumstances you basically have one net, not two,
and you aren't supposed to drop two interfaces on one net in the
original architecture.