dev/em: Link is not up until 2 seconds after "ifconfig up"

Brooks Davis brooks at
Mon Apr 12 13:55:44 PDT 2004

On Sun, Apr 11, 2004 at 01:41:24PM +0430, Ali Reza Joudaki wrote:
> dear sir/madam
> i want to change a hardware mac adress on lan intel 82546eb
> please let me know how we can change this mac adress

ifconfig fpx0 ether 00:11:22:33:44:55

This needs to be done each time you boot.  You can not generally change
the physical address on the board with modern hardware since it's either
in a very small chip on the board or laser cut into the actual
controler silicon.

-- Brooks

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