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What MAC addresses are for
Authored by: _merlin on May 17, '01 06:33:58PM

The whole idea of a MAC address is so that each and every network card in the world can be positively identified. The ability to change your MAC address would defeat this purpose, and create a possibility for hardware address conflicts, which would be almost impossible to find and correct on large networks. The MAC address is hard-coded into most network cards.

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