[Bridge] mac address

Stephen Hemminger shemminger at osdl.org
Tue Jan 3 09:51:53 PST 2006

On Fri, 30 Dec 2005 10:25:27 -0800 (PST)
Jeff Sadowski <jeff_sadowski at yahoo.com> wrote:

> is there a way to set the mac address of a bridge?
Not till 2.6.16.  In 2.6.16 mac address of bridge can be set with
ifconfig (or other tools) to any of the enslaved device address

> How is the mac address determined on a bridge?
The minimum of all the mac addresses of all the enslaved devices.
This is part of the STP code. Related to assigning bridge id.

Stephen Hemminger <shemminger at osdl.org>
OSDL http://developer.osdl.org/~shemminger

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