Dan Nelson wrote:

In the last episode (Aug 23), Thomas Smith said:

I have a Cox Internet connection that I currently use a Netgear
router with. I'd like to hook my FreeBSD box to that connection and
use it instead. The problem is that Cox provisions accounts and if
the MAC address changes they have to be called to reprovision the

What I'd like to do is configure one of my NICs to clone the MAC of
the router. How is this done in FreeBSD?

ifconfig fxp0 ether 01:02:03:04:05:06

Excellent! This worked.

What I was doing wrong was including the "ether" value as part of a complete string. For example:

ifconfig dc0 netmask ether 00:00:00:00:00:00

This would return an error. This appearently has to do with the layer the MAC works on versus the IP--since they're on different layers I have to configure them seperately.

Thanks for the input. Thanks also to the other poster, Louis LeBlanc.

FYI to Louis: If you add a line, as follows, in your /etc/rc.conf you can be ride of the "start_if.x10" file.

ifconfig_x10="ether 00:00:00:00:00:00"

I thought this may prove useful to you.

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