Bug 35967 - MAC address all zeros
Summary: MAC address all zeros
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: basesystem
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2001-04-15 18:05 UTC by LArry Dillon
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:20 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-15 18:05:10 UTC


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Description LArry Dillon 2001-04-15 18:05:06 UTC
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My MAC address is all zeros as reported by ifconfig. 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1./sbin/ifconfig
2.
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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 20:03:17 UTC
This is fixed in a later kernel.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-04-15 20:03:51 UTC
(You can get one from ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/rawhide/)


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