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Use a DHCP client identifier
Authored by: jtrott on Aug 27, '04 04:22:48AM

Actually, what seems to happen is that MacOS X doesn't use the MAC address as a DHCP identifier. It generates another unique string from the DHCP Client ID and other information. The side effect of this is that if all interfaces have the same DHCP Client ID entered then all interfaces get the same IP address if they are talking to the same DHCP server. You can see this if you look at the DHCP server leases, for windows boxes they will show the MAC address. For MacOS X boxes it will show a much longer string.

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