TCP/IP Does Not Allow MAC Addresses to Change Dynamically

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SYMPTOMS
In Service Pack 3 and earlier, if the media access control address of anetwork interface card (NIC) is changed dynamically (for example, throughkernel mode drivers), the TCP/IP protocol will not automatically respond tothe change.

In Service Pack 4, a new status indication was added so that TCP/IP mayrespond appropriately to the change.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
Properties

Article ID: 193157 - Last Review: 10/10/2013 21:01:35 - Revision: 2.1

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
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