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Re: MAC address issue

On 1/17/08, comfooc <> wrote:
> On Jan 17, 2008 4:51 PM, matthew sporleder <> 
> wrote:
> >
> > If I recall correctly, you can setup an etherip(4) virtual
> > interface/tunnel to achieve this.  You then set the mac address with a
> > sysctl(8).
> >
> Thanks, that will help...
> But still i would like to know why there is nothing in ifconfig like
> OpenBSD's lladdr or FreeBSD's link.

Well.. I think the discussions came down to points about how netbsd
supported actually changing the mac address of a card in its firmware
sometimes, so "faking it" on cards that didn't support such activities
didn't seem clean.  I personally like the idea of using a virtual
interface when I'm doing this sort of thing.

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