[xen-tools] Re: Quick poll: Fixed MAC addresses?

elw at stderr.org elw at stderr.org
Wed Jul 18 18:54:42 CEST 2007




wouldn't recommend truly random ones.  hard to debug, and eventually an 
accident might happen.

pick a block that was assigned to a company that has been out of business 
for 20+ years, if you can....

--e



On Wed, 18 Jul 2007, Steve Kemp wrote:

> Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 16:57:03 +0100
> From: Steve Kemp <steve at steve.org.uk>
> Reply-To: xen-tools at lists.cvsrepository.org
> To: xen-tools at lists.cvsrepository.org
> Subject: [xen-tools] Quick poll:  Fixed MAC addresses?
>
>  I'm considering generating a random MAC address for each new
> guest which is created.  (If one isn't specified upon the command
> line.)
>
>  I think this will be useful because it will stop udev from renaming
> interfaces.  However I'm not sure if there are any negative effects
> which might be caused.
>
>  So quick poll:
>
>    Should I generate "random" MAC addresses automatically?
>
>     [ ] yes
>     [ ] no
>
>  Or failing that, is this liable to break anything?
>
>  (Reply-To: set to myself, not the list..)
>
> Steve
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