sis630 mac address
Antony at Soft-Solutions.co.uk
Mon Sep 23 03:44:00 CEST 2002
On Monday 23 September 2002 6:08 am, Steve M. Gehlbach wrote:
> The board came with the cmos jumper in the "clear" position, which threw me
> since it wouldn't come up at first until I spotted this.
Yeah - I hate it when manufacturers do that too.
> Anyway, the user space program to set a new MAC address in cmos is attached
> to this email; it is pretty simple, but has to run as root of course.
> Maybe we should put this in linuxbios, as an option or something. I wonder
> how you pick a MAC address? At one time they were assigned in blocks by
> manufacturer, I thought. I realize they only have to be unique on the
> subnet, but if you start assigning them randomly and shipping them to
> customers, what are the odds? Mathematically 1 in 2^48 but by Murphy
> probably 1 in 2 of a collision :-/ .
Surely they printed the MAC address on a sticky label on one or more of:
a) the motherboard
b) the ethernet controller / socket
c) the manual
d) the box the motherboard came in
e) a little piece of paper included in the packaging ?
I'm generally used to seeing two labels - one on the motherboard itself, and
one on a separate piece of paper that a system assembler can stick on the
outside of the final assembled case, in case the end-user ever needs to know
the MAC address without booting the machine.
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