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Picking a MAC address for a FreedomBox

Picking a MAC address for a FreedomBox

Posted Dec 6, 2012 6:35 UTC (Thu) by jreiser (subscriber, #11027)
In reply to: Picking a MAC address for a FreedomBox by smoogen
Parent article: Picking a MAC address for a FreedomBox

I have seen a lot of collisions from various vendors. Data, please. I have seen duplicates, too, but they were twenty years ago in the early 1990s, and they were from deliberate reproduction by cloners who were producing counterfeit boxes.


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Picking a MAC address for a FreedomBox

Posted Dec 7, 2012 15:58 UTC (Fri) by shane (subscriber, #3335) [Link]

I have an Android phone I ordered from China that arrived a couple weeks ago which has a MAC address not present in the IEEE database, so it is likely that it can collide with some properly-registered device at some point in the future.

I checked here:

http://standards.ieee.org/develop/regauth/oui/oui.txt

The MAC address starts with d2:a1:42, which is not present.

Picking a MAC address for a FreedomBox

Posted Dec 7, 2012 16:48 UTC (Fri) by TomH (subscriber, #56149) [Link]

That address has the "locally administered" bit set so at least they've done that right and aren't trampling on any address that will ever be assigned to somebody else.


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