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Re: Depending on 2.4

On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 02:54:34PM +0000, Patrick Caulfield wrote:
> I'm currently packaging the DECnet progs and they are dependant on a 2.4 kernel,
> is there any recommended way to enforce this or should I just put a check in the
> startup script and a note in the description?
> Another thing it does is to change the MAC address of any/all ethernet cards in
> the system (requiring a reboot). I've put a bit fat warning (debconf: critical)
> in the package, should this be enough or should I have a flare go up from the
> back of the machine too ;-)
Hmm, the MAC address of most (all?) NIC's is burned into the ROMs on
the cards. Ensuring they are globally unique, registered with ...( hmm,
cannot remember organization's name).

This program is arbitrarily changing MAC addresses? Sounds odd.

Gordon Sadler

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