IP Address Problems

dan hentaidan at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 22:30:08 UTC 2006

On 10/01/06, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> dan wrote:
> > The script (below) was run by me, after I had logged in (only on the
> > spoofed machine)
> > sudo /etc/init.d/networking stop
> > sudo ifconfig eth0 hw ether AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF
> > sudo /etc/init.d/networking start
> >
> What can I tell you except to reiterate that you shouldn't be
> using .../networking.
> Read "man interfaces", set up /etc/network/interfaces to use DHCP and hwaddr
> (Is this what Michael suggested?  I can't find all the posts in this
> thread).

Yes it is, I was just reiterating what I was doing :-)

> Then you should _not_ be doing anything else to that interface.  If you need
> it to be able to bring itself up and down, use ifplugd.
> > But the problems occur on the *real* NIC as well.
> >
> > I am using the method suggested by Michael (above) to spoof the MAC
> > address now (in /etc/network/interfaces) and the problems still exist,
> > unless I activate the network after I have logged in via the GUI.
> And don't use the GUI.  It's fine for setting things up _once_, but it
> shouldn't be necessary and it's obviously breaking things for you

Well, it appears to fix things atm... :-)

One last thing before I retire, the tech guy also mentioned a scrambled UID?


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