[ale] Hardware Alias
jason_lynn_ at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 15 13:34:24 EST 2001
I cannot explain how to get it working if it is not already. :) I suppose
all you need is ifconfig and a NIC driver that supports this function. All
I had to do was:
ifconfig <interface> hw ether <MAC>
(where interface=eth0,eth1,etc. and MAC is the address you wish to change
I believe this is correct, though I'm doing it from memory, so you may want
>That is exactly why I need it could you explain to me how it is done
>...Please kind sir ....
>From: Jason Lynn [mailto:jason_lynn_ at hotmail.com]
>Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2001 1:23 PM
>To: mshade at threekay.com; scottb at pixel-group.com; ale at ale.org
>Subject: Re: [ale] Hardware Alias
>This is VERY much possible with ifconfig. I have done this several times
>with several NICs at home to switch my cable modem service between boxes.
>You don't have to reboot either... just ifdown, ifconfig, ifup. jason
> >I don't know how to do it, but MAC aliasing (spoofing) is a security
> >risk/breach. So you probably want to look into cracking software or
> >maybe changing security code. I don't think there's any distro
> >available to allow you to do what you're asking. Some NICs allow you to
> >use the DOS utilities disk to change the MAC address,
> >but that's not on the fly, and requires a reboot.
> >matt shade
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: <scottb at pixel-group.com>
> >To: <ale at ale.org>
> >Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2001 10:31
> >Subject: [ale] Hardware Alias
> > > In several different distributions it is possible to alias a MAC
> > > address
> > > a NIC if I had a distribution that didn't have this feature on it
> > > how
> > > I go about making this possible (i.e.) files to edit packages to
> > > install
> > > such :NOTE I need it to work in console mode
> > >
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