Subject: Re: Ethernet [MAC] addresses
To: Mark White <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/22/2001 21:01:49
On Thu, Feb 22, 2001 at 01:07:09AM +0000, Mark White wrote:
> [I posted this to port-i386, but current-users is probably a
> more sensible place to ask this question, in retrospect]
> Can somebody enlighten me: is it possible to change the
> ethernet [MAC, ie xx.xx.xx.xx.xx.xx] address of a network
> interface?
> It looks [from the ifconfig(8) manpage] like setting the
> ethernet address  should be possible in a similar way to
> setting IP address, but I can't seem to figure out the
> syntax.  [On linux boxen, I've previously done this with the
> "hw" option to ifconfig]

Well, it seems the kernel supports it, but I didn't find any clues in
the ifconfig sources ...

Manuel Bouyer <>