Subject: Re: no "ether" address family in ifconfig?
To: Zhang Weiwu <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/28/2003 21:28:26
On Sun, Sep 28, 2003 at 02:30:34PM +0800, Zhang Weiwu wrote:
> Hello. Just want to know why "ether" is not a supported "address family" 
> in ifconfig in NetBSD, as it is in FreeBSD.
> #ifconfig fxp0 ether 00:01:02:03:04:05
> ifconfig: ether: bad value
> So what do I do if I wish to assign MAC address?

Hack the ethernet driver.
Changing the mac address from userland isn't supported yet.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 23 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference