I'm a little confused about the necessity of having the DECnet configuration program to default to changing the MAC address of my ethernet card. One would think that after the initial install of the libdnet package, any future updates would retain the same configuration. After some research, I'm still a little fuzzy on understanding why I would even require DECnet since, (I assume) most, if not all of my network communications travel over the TCP/IP stack. My network is a simple one router muti-PC Linux/windows SAMBA-shares setup. Unless DECnet is used by programs such as RhythmBox for media sharing??? I have assigned IP addresses for all of my machines, so this change in MAC address is causing havoc with SAMBA and my router. I guess my question is, do I have to run the DECnet config program to successfully update this package, and do I need this "network protocol" or did I inadvertently install it at some time and it is not necessary?
Last edited by det4100
on Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Running Mint Debian