New Mobo - Change MAC Address

J. Epperson linux-poweredge at epperson.homelinux.net
Wed Feb 28 09:46:57 CST 2007


On Wed, February 28, 2007 10:38, Tom Brown wrote:
>
>> ifdown eth0
>> ifconfig eth0 hw ether 00:80:FF:FF:98:F5
>> ifup eth0
>
> yes thanks all - my google was rubbish on that one - it _seems_ to work
> but at the moment i cant pint the box after doing this but i suspect
> that might be an arp thing on switches -

Yep, the only thing that keeps me from replacing _all_ my friends with
Linux is that I can't find a computer that will have a pint with me.  ;)

A quick way I've found that will often get all the arp caches straight is
a "ping -b xxx.xxx.xxx.255" from the machine with the changed MAC.



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