[Bridge] Prevent MAC address from changing

Stephen Hemminger shemminger at vyatta.com
Mon Jan 12 12:06:50 PST 2009

On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 20:51:14 +0100
"Dietmar Maurer" <dietmar at proxmox.com> wrote:

> > latest kernels have a way to set mac address. After setting mac
> address
> > of bridge device, then address won't change.
> AFAIK the bridge code always uses the lowest MAC address, so setting the
> MAC address
> does not help. As soon as you add a port with a lower MAC the address 
> changes. Or did that behavior change recently?
> - Dietmar

If you manually configure an MAC address, it sticks as of 2.6.27

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