[e2e] use of MAC addresses

Mikael.Latvala@nokia.com Mikael.Latvala at nokia.com
Thu Apr 20 04:04:28 PDT 2006

At least when looking at the public OUI listing
(http://standards.ieee.org/regauth/oui/oui.txt) one could come to a
conclusion that there is no need to start working on MACv2 in the near
future. But then again this kind of a statement could be on par with
"64KB should be enough" declaration.

Has anybody seen a better estimate on the consumption of MAC addresses?

>48-bits was chosen by the Xerox-DEC-Intel group as a 
>compromise.  Most of us researchers were convinced that 64 
>bits would have been more easily allocated.

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