Subject: Re: Changing MAC addresses?
To: David Woyciesjes <DAW@yalepress3.unipress.yale.edu>
From: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/15/2000 13:08:50
In message <9011A52E011ED311B4280004AC1BA6156D4F48@yalepress3.unipress.yale.edu
>, David Woyciesjes writes:
> If I'm correct, MAC addresses are hardwired into the chips on any
Just most. As I recall, big Sun hardware has the habit of using the same
MAC address for *every* interface on a given box.
> Why change the MAC address anyway? I'm confused there...
So that a router won't be surprised at the sudden change in MAC address
for a given host.