MAC address

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Tue Sep 21 02:57:10 CEST 2004


On 2004-09-20, Ajay <abra9823 at mail.usyd.edu.au> wrote:
> Quoting Grant Edwards <grante at visi.com>:
>
>> On 2004-09-20, Ajay <abra9823 at mail.usyd.edu.au> wrote:
>>
>> > its actually windows that i would like to find out about. what
>> > i am trying to do is to anonymize client address by picking a
>> > random MAC address and using that instead
>>
>> That's a pretty bad idea.  If you insist on doing it, read the
>> Ethernet spec so you make sure you're picking a valid address.
>
> and why is it a bad idea?

How are you going to avoid collisions?  I suppose it's a
sufficiently slim probability you can just ignore it.

> also, is there an alternative way to anonymize a client?

Not really, but how could your MAC address be traced to you,
anyway?

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