In the last episode (Aug 23), Thomas Smith said:Excellent! This worked.
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 account.
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
What I was doing wrong was including the "ether" value as part of a complete string. For example:
ifconfig dc0 192.168.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 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.
I thought this may prove useful to you.
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