On Mon, 7 Jun 2004 14:46:54 -0700
Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Jun 2004 07:12:52 +0930
> Mark Smith
> > Hi Manfred, Gary, Stephen,
> > If an interface with an all zero's MAC address is added to a
> > bridge, running the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), it will
> > always attempt to take over as the root bridge, unless STP
> > root bridge priorities are being used. This would disrupt
> > traffic on the attached LAN.
> Actually, it won't let you add any interface to a bridge
> without a valid ether address now (ie non-zero and not
That's good, I first noticed this issue when I happened to add a
dummy interface into a bridge configuration, and found that its
zero MAC address ended up disrupting the spanning tree.
I also have just noticed that the dummy interfaces now have
random MAC addresses as per the function you mentioned earlier.
> > ps, please CC on any replies, I'm not subscribed to the list
> > yet.