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  1. MariaDB Server
  2. MDEV-27563

Add MAC Address datatype (macaddr/macaddr8)

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    • Status: Open (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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      Mariadb should implement the column data type macaddr, possibly also macaddr8 (EUI-64 format). These are not currently supported in MySQL but are stored commonly enough that it makes sense to support them.

      Basic implementation steps are simple:

      • Support inserting as strings (e.g. '0a:0a:0a:0a:0a:0a', '0a-0a-0a-0a-0a-0a' or '0a0a0a0a0a0a') or as hex, similar to the UUID column type
      • Add a typecheck - macaddr8 should allow standard mac addresses or EUI-64
      • Select in standard format with colon separators

      For compatibility with PG, trunc() should set the last 3 bytes of a macaddr to 0, or the last 5 bytes if macaddr8, and macaddr8_set7bit() should set bit 7 to one (for ipv6 address usage). Their reference is here: https://www.postgresql.org/docs/14/functions-net.html

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            tgross35 Trevor Gross
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