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Re: [SOLVED] Re: Migrating Debian installation to a new motherboard

On Thu, Nov 01, 2018 at 10:12:36PM -0500, David Wright wrote:
BTW in a network set up like my own, the place where the MAC would be
relevant is in the DHCP server (here, the router) because that is how
the IP number is assigned. An unassigned MAC will get given an IP
address, and it will conect to the Internet, but other
machines on the LAN would not recognise it. (Although the router can
hand out IP numbers, it doesn't run a nameserver.)

If you do something strange on your network, the assumption is that you're responsible for updating it for new machines. It's not something that needs to be in a general guide.