[SunRescue] OpenBSD and MAC address?

GregoryLeblancGLeblanc at cu-portland.edu GregoryLeblancGLeblanc at cu-portland.edu
Wed Aug 2 09:24:34 CDT 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Frost [mailto:martin at dsres.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 3:17 AM
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: Re: [SunRescue] OpenBSD and MAC address?
> Gregory Leblanc wrote:
> > Nobody on the OpenBSD list seems to be able to answer my 
> OpenBSD question,
> > so I thought I'd try here.  How can I set the MAC address 
> on an ethernet
> > card?  More importantly, how can I make it stay through 
> reboots?  I need to
> > have it changed for some testing of OpenBSD as a firewall, 
> but I can't
> > figure it out.  Thanks,
> I don't know which machine and card you are using, but I found that
> an le card in an IPC doesn't have its own MAC address: it simply takes
> the address of the onboard ethernet (also le).
> It may be that the only thing you can do is to change the ethernet
> address in the NVRAM, rechecksum, and restart. Make sure you write
> down all the original info so you can restore it!

ok, but I need to put both cards on the same ethernet segment, thus they
must have different MAC addresses right?  I'm using an SS2 with the onboard
and an SBUS LANCE.  I'm trying to do some testing with this machine before
it replaces an old 486 as my firewall.  Thanks,

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