PDP-11/40 videos

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Sun Mar 18 13:55:39 CDT 2007


On 3/16/07, Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/16/07, Sean Conner <spc at conman.org> wrote:
> >   I've used DECAFBAD as part of a user-defined MAC address (as
> > DECAFBAD01)---nice thing about it was---it set the correct bits in the MAC
> > address (single station, user defined address).
>
> Nice one.  The canonical replacement MAC address for an old Sun
> workstation with a dead NVRAM (for those that forgot to write the
> vendor-assigned MAC address down before the battery died ;-)  is 8 20
> 0 c0 ff ee (the first half being one of Sun's reserved 24-bit
> prefixes).

Hmm... the Sun prefix is 08:00:20, so to be correct it'd be
08:00:20:c0:ff:ee. I've set the MAC address of several Sun machines to
that, following the excellent guides on squirrel.org.

Ed.



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