MAC address changed
gmx at ross.cx
Tue Apr 8 01:32:24 UTC 2014
On Tue, 08 Apr 2014 02:18:32 +0200, Mike Jeays <mike.jeays at rogers.com>
> More hardware related than FreeBSD - I have an old Pentium 4 with
> a Realtek network card, that I use for backups. I had a power failure
> yesterday, and on reboot, the MAC address on the card has changed from
> Anyone have an explanation for this surprising behaviour?
RealTek has produced really bad cards for a while,
you may have one of those ( especially if it is from the Pentium 4 days ).
http://www.fefe.de/linuxeth/realtek.txt ( from 2001 )
"For example RealTeks tend to change their MAC-Address wihtout motivation."
I've never noticed MAC changes, but I've had bad performance problems
with 8139 cards -- maxing out at ~70MBit.
Best to use another one, really.
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