Subject: Re:RE: RE: Changing MAC addresses?
To: David Woyciesjes <>
From: Lets Go Canes! <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/15/2000 14:16:30
Hi all.

I'm saying it depends on the card.  But if the card is supported under OpenVMS, there has to be some way to change the MAC address - or perhaps it would be more correct to say there has to be a way to set an *additional* MAC address - the original MAC address from the chip isn't changed.

At Thu, 15 Jun 2000 14:15:34 -0400, you wrote:
>	So your saying that der Mouse might be able to change the MAC for
>the de0, but he's S.O.L. on the 3Com card, right?
>---   David A Woyciesjes
>---   C & IS Support Specialist
>---   Yale University Press
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>> ----------
>> From: 	Lets Go Canes!
>> Sent: 	Thursday, June 15, 2000 2:04 PM
>> To: 	David Woyciesjes;; 'der Mouse'
>> Subject: 	Re:RE: Changing MAC addresses?
>> Hi all.
>> On boxes running OpenVMS, the Ethernet interface has to allow the MAC
>> address to be changed in order to support DECnet.  Since most DEC/Compaq
>> Alphas are capable of running OpenVMS, it would make sense that the
>> Ethernet controllers all support the ability to change the MAC address.
>> OTOH, if the box was built specifically for NT, its conceivable it may
>> have an Ethernet interface that doesn't support this function.
Let's Go Canes!