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Re: manually assigned mac address

Mike Burger wrote:

On Thu, 28 Oct 2004, Richard Worwood wrote:

I'm trying to work out how to configure a manually assigned mac address
onto an interface without much luck.

Does anyone know how ?

There are tools to do this, for which you could google, but, other than using this as an attempt to spoof your IP address, why would you want/need to do this?

I know this sort of thing can be useful for some failover mechanisms with active and hot spare servers, but you may be better off using clustering tools instead of home grown.

In any case inspection of the ifup script and testing indicate that it is possible to do within the interface configurations. Include the following directive in your /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethX configuration file, substituting the desired mac address:


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