Author Topic: Environment variable "eaddr" is informative only and cannot be changed  (Read 57 times)

netfreak

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I ran into this error trying to run setenv on my SGI Indy to a MAC within the standard SGI pool 08:00:69:x:x:x as I suspected this is why my onboard ec0 network adapter was not visible in IRIX. Turns out the MAC shown was for a secondary network card in the system (ec2) and it was causing IRIX to throw an invalid MAC warning during boot.

I'm not sure if there's a way around this in order to keep the second NIC in the system, but I simply removed it which allowed ec0 to show up in IRIX again. No more invalid MAC warning during boot and I could throw an IP on ec0 and ping things.