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Re: multiple unicast mac address (was Re: netdev_ops retraction)

To: Rick Payne <rickp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: multiple unicast mac address (was Re: netdev_ops retraction)
From: Lars Marowsky-Bree <lmb@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 15:27:45 +0200
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On 2003-07-31T13:49:19,
   Rick Payne <rickp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:

> Some ethernet cards seem to support this and don't care what MAC addresses 
> get put in the multicast list - and I've used that technique before (on 
> cards such as the eepro100 for instance). Others may have a different, not 
> currently used method to set multiple unicast MAC addresses. Finally, as a 
> worst last case - a card could go into promiscuous mode and filter in 
> software.
> 
> Should I just start on a patch and submit it here for comment?

Please do.


Sincerely,
    Lars Marowsky-Brée <lmb@xxxxxxx>

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