Beta

Slashdot: News for Nerds

×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

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.

more than 11 years ago

Submissions

livitup hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

livitup has no journal entries.

Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...