Subject: Re: Question?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Dheeraj S <>
List: tech-net
Date: 08/23/2006 18:22:05
On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 05:12:24PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> On Tue, 22 Aug 2006 11:46:28 +0300, Michael Pounov <>
> wrote:
> > Hi, I develope code for change ethernet address (MAC) of interfaces in kernel through ifconfig
> > like do this in openbsd ifconfig.
> > 
> > If you have interest in this source code, please send me mail.
> > 
> This would be a very good thing to have in NetBSD, but doesn't it require
> special code in every MAC driver?
It requires special code in every driver if we are actually changing it on the
card's EEPROM.
 The above mentioned method (in openbsd/freebsd/linux/solaris) is basically to
change the soft structure. (re-initializing the driver resets the MAC address
to what is there on the PROM)