[linux-dvb] MAC addresses of DVB devices

Patrick Boettcher patrick.boettcher at desy.de
Thu Mar 31 17:45:24 CEST 2005


Some of the USBs device I'm working on have a MAC-address. Up to now, I 
was ignoring it, but in order to complete the dvb-usb-lib I would like to 
implement the necessary steps for MAC-addresses (beside of reading it).

Now I'm wondering, what are the necessary steps? Just to printk it? Or do 
I have to store it "somewhere else".

For what I can see, the MAC address is nothing more than an ID a dvb_net 
user passes to his provider, so the provider is able to assign the correct 
network packets to the user. Am I wrong? (at least for the budget, 
hw-filter-less USB receivers I'm aware of).

Please enlighten me?


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