Re: SUMMARY: Does the ethernet address uniquely identify a machine?

From: Dave Olson (
Date: Tue Apr 07 1992 - 14:15:08 CDT

In <> (Andy Burgess) writes:
| SGI's have a sysid() library function, the ethernet address is contained
| in the bytes returned but its location in those bytes is OS version
| dependent. Upgrading the OS changes the sysid!

Do you have a real example of this? Upgrading the OS *does not* change
sysid() values, unless somebody introduced a serious bug. If you
do have an example, which machines, and OS releases are involved?

Let no one tell me that silence gives consent,  |   Dave Olson
because whoever is silent dissents.             |   Silicon Graphics, Inc.
    Maria Isabel Barreno                        |

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