Howard Berkowitz wrote :
> IMHO, we need to get away from manually set MAC addresses.
> Can anyone cite a need, other than compatibility with older
> software, why we must have them?
They're actually very useful when it comes to troubleshooting level-1 or -2
LAN problems, as you can code in such things as machine location/type/etc ...
Also, should you use address-based filters of any kind for protocols where the
MAC address is part of the network-layer address (eg, IPX), you won't have to
go through your filters each time you replace a NIC ...
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