roy at panix.com
Tue Sep 21 03:10:39 CEST 2004
In article <414f7c66$0$60638$a1866201 at newsreader.visi.com>,
Grant Edwards <grante at visi.com> wrote:
> 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.
DECNET used to change the client MAC address. But then again, DECNET
was a pretty bad idea :-)
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