[Soekris] Ethernet L2 Address (arp) problem

Bernd Walter soekris-tech at cicely.de
Tue Aug 13 21:42:01 UTC 2002


On Tue, Aug 13, 2002 at 04:50:02PM -0400, Andy Myers wrote:
> Chris,
> 
> I've seen cases where a port will be failing, and may or may not be detected
> by software at
> different times.
> 
> As an example, let's say you have sis0, sis1, and sis2 with MAC addresses
> :58:10, :58:11, and :58:12, respectively.  If :58:10 is failing, perhaps the
> next time he boots
> it will not be detected - only :58:11 and :58:12 are detected, and will be
> seen as sis0 and sis1.  So it may appear that sis0 changed its MAC, but in
> fact one port is going down.

At least the 4501 has a separate eeprom for each interface.
I don't expect any software to find a pci chip and then read
the MAC address from a different one.

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