Sparc slowdown - problem identified...

Tillman tillman at
Sat Aug 16 09:01:03 PDT 2003

On Sat, Aug 16, 2003 at 03:39:59PM +0200, Per Kristian Hove wrote:
> [Marcel Moolenaar, 2003-08-15]
> |  Both hme0 and hme1 have the same MAC address. Suspicious...
> Not suspicious, but quite normal on SUNs. There is an EEPROM setting
> for this:
>    ok printenv local-mac-address?
>    local-mac-address? =  false
>    ok
> If true, network interfaces use their own MAC address. If false
> (default), the system's address is used.

It shouldn't matter for most people unless they try to put two
interfaces into the same network. In my case the two interfaces I'm
using are on different physical broadcast domains (internal and external


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