Originally Posted by DEFAULTDNB
MAC = 48bit (correct me if I'm wrong) 2^48 combinations.
Originally Posted by oPolo
Well it could, the mac address is stored in an 48bit key (2^48= 281474976710656 unique addresses). Although, if I remember right, some of the hex numbers in the key describes what company that produced the NIC with that MAC address and some others describes at what factory it was produced. Perhaps some describes some sort of time stamp. Anyway, that reduces the amount of free MAC addresses alot(in a similar way IPv4 was limited in addresses, due to reserved IP ranges). Its unlikely it will run out soon though. I don't see a giant problem with it either. Yes, some problems will undoubtly happen, but imho MACaddresses is only REALLY used as a identifier on LAN, which are extremely extremely extremely small compared to the devices on the whole net... MAC sucks as authentication also, due to attacks such as ARP spoofing and mac address spoofing, so that would not be a big issue either... If anyone uses MAC for authentication on anything bigger than a LAN, they are imho retards. Ofc something would still had to be done, to ensure everyone can still have a unique identifier in LAN's though...
OMG! Thanks for the detail explanation! It makes sense!
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Originally Posted by Cheesethief
Couldn't this potentially be used to inject files onto the HDD? NOR consoles have a part of their firmware on the HDD, so perhaps we could modify it and make a CFW? Though that probably would not work...
You mention that "NOR consoles have a part of their firmware on the HDD".
Could you explain more about it? Is there a link where I can read on it.