[vbox-dev] who is Cadmus Computer Systems?

Pau Garcia i Quiles pgquiles at elpauer.org
Tue Jan 5 12:41:30 PST 2010


2010/1/5 Stéphane Charette <stephanecharette at gmail.com>:
> When I try to do a OUI lookup on the VirtualBox MAC addresses, I get
> this strange entry:
>
> http://standards.ieee.org/regauth/oui/index.shtml
>
> 08-00-27   (hex)                CADMUS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
> 080027     (base 16)            CADMUS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
>                                600 SUFFOLK ST
>                                LOWELL MA 08154
>                                UNITED STATES
>
> I'd have expected maybe innotek GmbH, or Sun, or ...?  Now I'm curious
> to know what is the story.

It might refer to Cadmus, a German mainframe computer brand in 1980s
and 1990s. The reason is probably that MAC addresses are not assigned
too liberally. Instead, you need to ask for a large portion. Innotek
probably bought a slice of those MAC addresses before or after Cadmus
went dust.

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Pau Garcia i Quiles
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