USB networking MAC regression (aka the usb0 -> eth0 change)

Paul Fertser fercerpav at
Sun May 24 01:13:39 CEST 2009


Nicolas Cavallari <batchman at> writes:
> For a while, I used to use USB networking to connect my FR to the interwebs.
> The bridge fails because it consider the host mac address to be a local mac (brctl showmacs) and
> so ignore any host with the same mac. Changing the host mac address (with ifconfig ethXXX hw ether)
> solves the problem, but it clearly not a acceptable solution.

Thanks for reporting. I've just sent a patch to the kernel ML that
should fix the issue.

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