[SunRescue] OpenBSD and MAC address?

Gregory Leblanc GLeblanc at cu-portland.edu
Wed Aug 2 10:46:04 CDT 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Katz [mailto:jon at jonworld.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 7:31 AM
> To: 'rescue at sunhelp.org'
> Subject: RE: [SunRescue] OpenBSD and MAC address?
> On Wed, 2 Aug 2000, Gregory Leblanc wrote:
> :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,
> Simple fix. @ the PROM type:
> ok  setenv local-mac-address? true
> ... And then boot. By default your Sun box will publish the base MAC 
> address (MAC adress on motherboard) on all ethernet interfaces. Fixing
> this PROM value will fix that and will force the local address on each
> NIC to be published.

Which is all good if you have a newer NIC that actually has an ethernet
address.  However, I'm using an OLD SBUS NIC, which doesn't have it's own
ethernet address, it just takes the one from the host.  Which means that the
setenv local-mac-address? setting doesn't do anything on this machine when
using this NIC.  Lots of fun.  Somebody from the OpenBSD list told me to
search for "sea.c" in the archives for that list, so I'll try to get to that
later.  Thanks,

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