Subject: Re: Changing MAC addresses?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Curt Sampson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/17/2000 14:09:55
On Thu, 15 Jun 2000, der Mouse wrote:
> > Are you going to be adding facilities to the kernel so that we can
> > set hardware-level addresses for an interface in the same way that we
> > can set higher-level addresses?
> I wasn't intending to, but if enough Ethernet drivers come to support
> doing this, a userland interface to it certainly could be added.
I'd be happy to do the driver work for Tulip and 3com chips (the only
ones for which I have documentation), though it sounds like you're
already going to do the 3com. This would be a very good facility to have.
For others out there, I'd like to note that, though I've not looked at
huge numbers of Ethernet chips, I've never seen one that had a hard-wired
MAC address. Generally the driver for a particular board pulls an address
of of a PROM and programs the chip with it.
Curt Sampson <email@example.com> 917 532 4208 http://www.netbsd.org
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