Subject: Re: Znyx multi channel ethernet cards
To: 'email@example.com' <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Graham, James <James.Graham@Schwab.COM>
Date: 04/08/1997 21:40:29
Um, actually, Dennis, it's not illegal. There's sometimes
no way around it since there may be only one ethernet ROM
on the whole system.
Since you're presumably on different networks, there is no reason
to do otherwise. It saves having to have an address ROM on
each port of an interface. If you have a quad card, what, are
you going to put a ROM on each IF?
Silly, if you ask me.
At 06:23 PM 4/8/97 +0200, Wolfgang Solfrank wrote:
>> >>In message <199704071644.KAA13648@fast.cs.utah.edu>Kevin Van Maren writes
>> >>>There are two problems with these cards, which the newer driver
>> >>>should deal with just fine:
>> >>>1. There is only one ethernet address for all the interfaces
>Excuse the late entry into this, but what is the problem with only one
>ethernet address for all interfaces?
>AFAIK, e.g. Suns always use the same ethernet address for all their
>interfaces, don't they?
'cause its illegal...each device on each net must have a globally
unique address. The fact that you can make it work is irrelevent.
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