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Setting MAC addr on ethernet cards?

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Subject: Setting MAC addr on ethernet cards?
From: Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 18:09:41 -0700
Organization: Candela Technologies
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I took a peek at the rtl and tulip drivers, and neither implement
the ability to set the MAC address.  (ifconfig shows the MAC is
set, but the card won't accept the pkts unless it's in promisc mode.)

Was this not implemented in these drivers because the hardware
doesn't support it, or just because the coders didn't get around
to it?

If it's the latter, anyone wanna volunteer a patch? :)

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