IPv6 on Ben Nanonote

kyak bas at bmail.ru
Mon Jun 18 01:26:13 EDT 2012

Just an idea: generate a random MAC on first boot of NanoNote and then 
remember it?
BTW, is there any way to identify uniquely every Ben? Perhaps read the 
serial number of CPU or something like this from the software? Then we 
could generate MAC from that.

On Mon, 18 Jun 2012, Xiangfu Liu wrote:

> Hi
> I just feel not right to set Nanonote with a static MAC address. it's not a 
> real NIC and
> all nanonote have same MAC address make me feel not good.
> As you wrote in email. for people who want the static MAC address.
> it's easy to setup:
>  fw_printenv  # for get the bootargs
>  fw_setenv bootargs g_ether.host_addr=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx 
> BTW:
> All recently image included 'mtd.nn', and 'mtd.nn fw_setenv_default' run once 
> after
> reflash.
> Best Regards
> Xiangfu
> On 06/17/2012 06:14 PM, EdorFaus wrote:
>> I wanted the static MAC address so that NetworkManager could
>> recognize the device and automatically start its network sharing, so
>> the NanoNote could access the internet via the host without having to
>> fiddle with config files or do any further manual setup.
>> This works perfectly now that I've configured my NanoNote to use a
>> static MAC address (which is not overly difficult, see [1]), but I
>> figured it might be a good idea to make that the default (or at least
>> the (10.42.43.x) static IP that I also had to set on the NN). It
>> seems like the maintainers either weren't listening or didn't agree
>> though.
>> Of course, my proposal was for a change in how the IPv4 networking
>> worked - you might have better luck, as your IPv6 proposal doesn't
>> change a currently (mostly) working status quo, but makes something
>> work that didn't previously.
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