usbnet - MAC and sequential interfaces

Werner Almesberger werner at
Tue Feb 3 01:02:05 CET 2009

Joel Newkirk wrote:
> It would be
> convenient for example if the MAC on usb0 were the same as the MAC on eth0
> with just the OID changed.  (first three octets) (Motorola does this on
> wireless broadband gear - the MAC address of a unit is the same with just
> 0a 1a 2a at the start indicating ethernet, RF mgmt, RF client port)

We can actually do much better. If you

mkdir -p /mnt/factory
mount -o ro /dev/mtdblock5 /mnt/factory/
cat /mnt/factory/usb 

you get a globally unique MAC address just for USB.

- Werner

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