AW: [Users] Veth mac generation

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at
Thu Jun 12 01:40:03 EDT 2008

Why I asked is because of that bridge problem:

A bridge always select the lowest mac address.

This patch solves the problem, but i am not sure if there are side effects.
The SWSOFT OID is quite 'low', so the problem occurs frequently.

- Dietmar

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: users-bounces at 
> [mailto:users-bounces at] Im Auftrag von Kirill Korotaev
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 11. Juni 2008 15:47
> An: users at
> Betreff: Re: [Users] Veth mac generation
> and yes and no.
> These upper 3 bytes are reserved for our company, so 
> selecting them you will never conflict with other devices in 
> network infrastructure.
> i.e. the worst what can happen 2 veths will conflict.
> On the other hand - you are right, 6 bytes are better :)

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