Bug in hme interface MAC address!

Royce Williams royce at alaska.net
Wed Feb 2 08:27:36 PST 2005

On 2/2/2005 7:08 AM, Ken Smith wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 10:47:35AM +0100, Joerg Wunsch wrote:
>>As Huynh Van Chung wrote:
>>>In my box (Ultra 10, 333 Modern) with 2 NICs (hme), both of 2 nics
>>>get the same Mac address.
>>That's a feature, not a bug.
> It's consistent with the way Solaris handles things.  Before the days
> of VLAN switches I called it a feature, now I call it a bug.

I know that the standard method of dealing with this is to set


in the OBP.  However, I seem to recall someone saying that setting it
wasn't working for someone under FreeBSD a while back.  I don't remember
if this was a bug or a feature.  I think that Doug White said something
at the time about forcing a specific MAC address with:

ifconfig_hme1="ether 0a:0:20:00:aa:bb"

This conflicted with DHCP, if I recall correctly: you couldn't put "DHCP"
and "ether" statement into one rc.conf line or ifconfig statement.
I'd have to dig to see what the workaround was.


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