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Old 11-03-2003, 04:20 PM   #1
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faking HWaddr and inetaddr


is there a way i can make the inetaddr/HWaddr returned by ifconfig be what i want?

Old 11-03-2003, 05:34 PM   #2
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hi again, im trying to do this with ifconfig according to how man ifconfig says it can be done. ie:

# /sbin/ifconfig eth0 hw ether <newaddr>
SIOCSIFHWADDR: Device or resource busy

what means this error?

Old 11-04-2003, 01:58 PM   #3
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It is saying you can't do that while the card is active.

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Old 11-05-2003, 02:12 PM   #4
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

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