Channel Bonding

Jakob Østergaard jakob at unthought.net
Thu Aug 16 14:55:49 EDT 2001


On Thu, Aug 16, 2001 at 09:19:19AM -0500, Jared Hodge wrote:
> I thought the MAC was determined by the NIC (which would mean it would
> vary from NIC to NIC even if in the same machine).  I may be wrong.

It is.  But you can overwrite it (both non-permanently as the bonding code
does, or permanently on many NICs using Donald Becker's tools).

MAC collissions can be catastrophical for normal networks, so usually you don't
want to fiddle with them.  Since the NICs come with pre-configured unique MACs
there's no reason for most drivers to even think about changing it. The channel
bonding case is unusual.

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