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Re: [bug-inetutils] bug#21019: ifconfig doesn't allow mac change for dev
Re: [bug-inetutils] bug#21019: ifconfig doesn't allow mac change for devices
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 19:30:28 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)
[+ Cc: bug-inetutils]
Alex Kost <address@hidden> skribis:
> address@hidden address@hidden (2015-07-09 21:16 +0300) wrote:
>> Hello, I am trying to install guixsd with the installation image, my wireless
>> internet provider allows me for only one MAC. The command I use to change the
>> 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 one
>> 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 have on
>> 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 ‘ifconfig’ from net-tools, not from
GNU inetutils. If think this is just unimplemented.
Can someone at bug-inetutils comment?
> Did you try "ip link set <device> address <address>"?
This is in the ‘iproute2’ package. Should we add it to the installation
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