Reply to post: Re: I think it's a reasonable idea.

US cop goes war-driving to find stolen gear by MAC address

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Re: I think it's a reasonable idea.

Smooth Newt wrote:

With 4 billion MAC addresses a random match won't be common but they will sometimes happen.

You are thinking of IPv4 addresses, there 281,474,976,710,656 MAC addresses, so a random match is far less likely - assuming the manufacturer has used unique values, which isn't always the case.

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