Re: Introduction and First Question that I've never been able to answer...
On Thu, 2003-01-02 at 14:20, Ivan Dahlberg wrote:
> Greetings everyone....
> I have been using Debian sparc for several years covering sun4c/m/u
> architectures and am a certified Sun field technician. I look forward to
> helping the list out when it comes to dealing with hardware issues as
> well as OS/software related. I run all sparc Debian and solaris at home
> and am the Field Team Lead for the company I work for by day.
> My major administration question is;
> How on earth do I get Debian to handle the OBP setting of
> 'local-mac-address' properly so that I have the unique mac addresses
> provided from the card installed and not the hostid of the box?
I have an Ultra 5 running 2.4.17 that has a Sun Quad Ethernet card in
it. This machine is running as a firewall and every ethernet interface
has a unique MAC address. I don't think that I did anything special to
get this. I am running Debian 3.0 also.
On the other hand, I haven't found anyone that has been able to get the
dmfe ethernet nic's in the Sun SunFire to work with linux yet. I have 8
SunFire V100 servers, some of which I would like to run linux on, but
can't because of the ethernet drivers.
> I see this setting doesn't get handled by 2.2 or by 2.4 by default out
> of the box (or at all) and I would like to ensure that my unique MACs
> are actually the ones on the cards themselves. Solaris handles this all
> very nicely on the same box.
> I primarily want this answered so I can have unique and accurate MAC's
> on my firewall and my file server has a pair of RSM 2000 attached with
> several NICs running solaris. I discovered that when dealing with
> cheaper consumer switches under Debian or solaris, leaving the MAC
> addresses set to default of non unique based on the hostid results in
> much NFS grief between Debian clients (on sparc or intel) and Solaris
> NFS servers.
> Thank you
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