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bug#21019: [bug-inetutils] bug#21019: ifconfig doesn't allow mac change
Alfred M. Szmidt
bug#21019: [bug-inetutils] bug#21019: ifconfig doesn't allow mac change for devices
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:09:21 -0400
>> Hello, I am trying to install guixsd with the installation image, my
>> internet provider allows me for only one MAC. The command I use to change
>> card mac on other distros and installation images is:
>> ifconfig device hw ether NewMacAdress
>> But with guixsd ifconfig fails telling me that the device can have only
>> address. Interesting to notice that I can put whatever device, even non
>> names like "jlakjdj" and it tells the same thing, the device can only
>> adress. I have an Atheros card.
> As I answered on IRC <https://gnunet.org/bot/log/guix/2015-07-09#T695806>,
> my speculative guess is that perhaps ifconfig is patched on other
> distros to handle this problem.
I think most other distros use âifconfigâ from net-tools, not from
GNUÂ inetutils. If think this is just unimplemented.
Can someone at bug-inetutils comment?
That is correct, GNU ifconfig does not support setting the MAC