Subject: Re: Patch to change ethernet link addresses
To: Jaromir Dolecek <>
From: Dheeraj Reddy <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/11/2003 03:39:40
Yes Jaromir.
  It works in the cards that I tested with.
 As I said in my post/mail a couple of weeks ago, I am basically trying to 
suit an old patch by Dug Song to the netbsd framework of a link-level 
independent subsystem.

PS: It seems I will need to subscribe to the list after all..:)

On Mon, Aug 11, 2003 at 07:44:05 +0200, Jaromir Dolecek wrote:
> BTW, does this really require only changes in net/ code?
> I'd expect it would be necessary to modify all the drivers
> to pickup the MAC change. Does this work without poking
> the network card?
> Jaromir
> Dheeraj Reddy wrote:
> > Hello all
> >    I am attaching a patches that allow ifconfig to change the ethernet
> > MAC addresses temporarily. (the new new MAC address is good until a reboot).
> > the diffs are against sources after an update today.
> > 
> > I have checked this code on two ethernet cards that I have (both pcmcia).
> > 
> > Thanks Jaromir for encouraging.
> > 
> > dheeraj
> > 
> > PS: I may have goofed up while creating a patch, so please bear/advise.
> -- 
> Jaromir Dolecek <>  
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