Change MAC address of LAN card in rc.conf. How?

Rob spamrefuse at
Mon Feb 28 01:50:22 GMT 2005

Volodymyr Kostyrko wrote:
> Rob wrote:
>> I'm running 5.3 STABLE.
>> I need to change the MAC address of my PC.
>> I know it can be done like this:
>>    ifconfig rl0 ether 11:22:33:44:55:66
>> So I guessed I could make life a little easier by
>> adding this in my /etc/rc.conf file as:
>> ifconfig_rl0="inet netmask
>> ether 11:22:33:44:55:66"
>> However, this does not seem to work. No IP address
>> is assigned to the LAN card after bootup.
>> Apparently something is wrong here.
>> Any idea how I can do this at bootup?
>   ifconfig_rl0_alias0="ether 11:22:33:44:55:66"

That works indeed. Thanks so much!


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