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Change MAC via YaST

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YaST can't change MAC-address. Now, for change this address need do ifconfig eth0 hw ether 00:00:00:11:22:33. Think, it's not SUSE-way.
Change MAC-address may be simple. With YaST.

Added by Shtirliz72 28.11.2013:
Many internet-providers in Russia use autorisation through mac adress. It's not user-friendly when plain users are go bypass yast in such often required operation.

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icons/user_comment.png T. E. wrote: (3 years ago)

Why is this needed? YAST should be able to configure the most commonly used settings on a machine, so that the typical desktop user doesn't have to touch the command line.

However changing the MAC address of a NIC is not a common desktop task, I don't understand why you'd even need to do it?

icons/user_comment.png A. R. wrote: (3 years ago)

yes, change mac it's not common desktop task. But YaST created not only for desktop tasks.
Some ISP can bind internet-access for specially MAC-address. If i replace PC or network card, i can't authorize.

And what if i need just change mac? I can't do it with YaST?

icons/user_comment.png J. E. wrote: (3 years ago)

ifcfg already supports this; use LLADDR= in /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-xyz.

Last change: 5 months ago
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