[opensource-dev] Third party viewer policy

Argent Stonecutter secret.argent at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 03:49:01 PST 2010


On 2010-02-23, at 15:43, Robin Cornelius wrote:
> Also any one using mono with libomv has an issue as that cannot get
> the adaptor mac address and passes a NULL mac address, in the past LL
> have allowed a null mac address as they knew of this problem, clearly
> now though thats a breach of 2c part i.

Not to mention that any device using SLIP or PPP, (and probably other  
point-to-point protocols that don't require an address at the physical  
layer) may not have a MAC address or ANY analogous hardware layer  
address (even a PSTN). TCP/IP does not imply Ethernet.

Admittedly this is not likely to be a common scenario, but the whole  
idea that a MAC address is a unique identifier for a device is based  
on a deep-seated confusion about the network stack.


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