Bug 35967 - MAC address all zeros
MAC address all zeros
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: basesystem (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-04-15 14:05 EDT by LArry Dillon
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:20 EDT (History)
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Description LArry Dillon 2001-04-15 14:05:06 EDT
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My MAC address is all zeros as reported by ifconfig. 

Reproducible: Always
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Actual Results:  00:00:00:00:00:00

Expected Results:  Globally unique MAC address

 It basically works anyway (00:00:00:00:00:00 is unique!)  I've tried two
ethernet cards, DE450 and DE500.  I think both use tulip driver.  I've
ping'd it from multiple other machines (Redhat 6.2 and M$) arp -a shows all
zero mac address.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-04-15 16:03:17 EDT
This is fixed in a later kernel.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-04-15 16:03:51 EDT
(You can get one from ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/rawhide/)

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