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Date:      Thu, 17 May 2007 20:17:22 +0300
From:      Volodymyr Kostyrko <>
Subject:   Re: ifconfig seems to not accept inet and ether parameters on one line
Message-ID:  <f2i2n3$mbd$>
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Angelin Lalev wrote:
> Hi everyone, 
> I'm running FreeBSD 6.2. and I'm trying in short to change the MAC address of my network interface at boot.
> So I wrote something like this in my rc.conf file:
> ifconfig_xl0="inet netmask ether 00:00:11:11:22:22"
> at next boot the interface was not configured at all, so I tried it manually: 
> ifconfig xl0 inet netmask ether 00:00:11:11:22:22

'ether' is rather another address family for ifconfig. Try:

ifconfig_xl0="inet netmask 0xffffff00"
ifconfig_xl0_alias0="ether 00:00:11:11:22:22"

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