Subject: Re: manually setting MAC address
To: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Johnny Billquist <email@example.com>
Date: 08/15/2002 11:13:41
On Mon, 29 Jul 2002, David Laight wrote:
> > What is it you are after? Why would you need to change MAC addresses?
> > (the ONLY time I've ever needed it was with an HA/Failover situation).
> In order to run decnet???
> Requires locally administered addresses. IIRC top 14 bits (after
> multicast/unicast and locally/globally administerd) are the network
> and bottom 32 the machine number.
DECnet addresses are only 16 bits. 6 bit area number, and 10 bit host
number, all coded in the low 16 bits of the MAC address.
Linux have a (semi-)functional DECnet nowadays. Is anyone thinking about
getting DECnet on NetBSD?
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