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IP Confict but the mac address is 00:00:00:00:00:00


just wandering if anyone would know why i have a couple of Windows server 2003 boxes showing an IP Confict with a mac address of 00:00:00:00:00:00 in the event viewer?

it is intermintant and it does not effect the network connectivity for the servers. just wandering is this a bug or are the servers having trouble reading the mac address?

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Tcpip
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      4199
Date:            08/03/2008
Time:            01:42:37
User:            N/A
Computer:      SRVFILESERVER01
The system detected an address conflict for IP address 192.168.*.* with the system having network hardware address 00:00:00:00:00:00. Network operations on this system may be disrupted as a result.

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mac address of 00:00:00:00:00:00 is a broadcast address.  

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i thought FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF was a broadcast addy? i dont understand why we are getting these like i say its only on 2 / 3 servers and there all the same error.

no ideas what could be causing this?
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I just had this happen today on 6 or 7 servers/ workstations?  Trying to find out what is going on, did you ever find anything.
no i did not, it seems so random and like said i dont experience any network connection problems if i find out what it is ill let you know but i have not much time to work on it at the moment with present projects looming
Same here.  It did cause some of our applications to have an interuption.  We have an old Linux box that I think may be the culpret.  It is currently disconnected and I am not aware of any related problems.  I'll keep you posted.