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Re: MAC address issue

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matthew sporleder <> wrote:
>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.

The problem was that the ifconf ioctls did not have space to store the lladdr.
This has changed now, and we can fix it so that for the cards that support
changing the mac address we can do it directly.


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