[e2e] use of MAC addresses

Charles M. Hannum mycroft at netbsd.org
Thu Apr 13 15:06:03 PDT 2006

On Thu, Apr 13, 2006 at 02:29:07PM -0700, Joe Touch wrote:
> > The big selling point of MAC addresses is to make it easy to implement
> > determistic algorithms for discovering and maintaining IP address
> > mappings. 
> That's only relevant for shared media. Point-to-point media don't need
> that capability.

Great, so little's ditch traditional shared Ethernet, Ethernet switching
and 802.11 -- which are all forms of "shared media."  Let's build a New
Internet with only point-to-point links!

Wait, whose fantasy world is this?

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