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Hello, I have installed a 10mbit sbus card (le0) in an ultra 1 for solaris ip multipath. However when I set the local-mac-address?=true to have its own mac id, it does not work (ie it has the same mac id as the on-board hme0 card) Does anyone know why this is ? Ive upgraded to the latest obp and am running solaris 8. Thanks....

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    Default local-mac-address?=true does not work on Ultra1 with le0

    Hello,

    I have installed a 10mbit sbus card (le0) in an ultra 1 for solaris ip
    multipath. However when I set the local-mac-address?=true to have its
    own mac id, it does not work (ie it has the same mac id as the
    on-board hme0 card) Does anyone know why this is ? Ive upgraded to the
    latest obp and am running solaris 8.

    Thanks.
    ChrisC Guest

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    Default Re: local-mac-address?=true does not work on Ultra1 with le0

    In article <google.com>,
    ChrisC <co.uk> wrote: 
    le cards do not have their own ethernet address. Just assign one to it.
    # ifconfig le0 ether aa:1:2:3:4:5

    man ifconfig

    -Raf
    Raf Guest

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    Default Re: local-mac-address?=true does not work on Ultra1 with le0

    ChrisC <co.uk> wrote: 
     

    Only interfaces that have actual hardware addresses will change behavior
    when the local-mac-address? is set to true. Older sun hardware (all le
    boards I think and most onboard hme boards) have no address. So they'll
    still use the calculated address from the nvram.

    You can always override a solaris MAC address, but then you have the
    administrative overhead of ensuring no collisions yourself instead of
    allowing the hardware to do it.

    # ifconfig <int> ether <address>

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    Darren Dunham com
    Unix System Administrator Taos - The SysAdmin Company
    Got some Dr Pepper? San Francisco, CA bay area
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    Darren Guest

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    Default Re: local-mac-address?=true does not work on Ultra1 with le0

    In <google.com> co.uk (ChrisC) writes: 

    local-mac-address? is only a suggestion for add-in network cards
    to use their own ethernet MAC address __if they have one__. if the
    card does not have an assigned MAC address then it will still
    use the system's assigned MAC address. only the newer cards
    support what you want to do so you will need to use ifconfig to
    change the interface's MAC address.
    ultrasparc3@hotmail.com Guest

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