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Slashback: Circumvention, AOLandfill, Scoffing

livitup Re:what about the innocent? (399 comments)

Umm... no.

MACs are supposed to be unique. With most network devices (not just Xboxen) you can force the device to use a specific address that you make up (possibly causing a problem if the MAC is already in use in your broadcast domain) but real use of this ability is pretty rare.

In any event the first few bits or a MAC are assigned per manufacturer (many manufacturers have more than one) and then they are supposed to go through the rest of the bits assigning a unique set to each device they make.

At least that's how it is supposed to be.

about 12 years ago

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