|SETETHER(8)||System Manager's Manual||SETETHER(8)|
setether - Set the ethernet address for use with DECnet
setether <if> [<if>...]|all [options]
Set ethernet MAC address on ethernet adaptors
This script should be run at system startup. It will change the
ethernet hardware (MAC) address of any or all ethernet interfaces to match
the DECnet node address. DECnet requires that the MAC address of all
ethernet adaptors running the protocol be set approriately. If you do not
run setether then you must change the ethernet address in some other way for
DECnet to work.
By default no ethernet interfaces will have their MAC addresses changed by setether, if you specify all then all interfaces name eth* will be changed, otherwise a list of interface names can be specified. setether will enable (UP) all interfaces it changes the MAC addresses of.
(2.4 only) The first interface specified on the command-line will also be made the default interface for DECnet operations (ie attempts to contact nodes not in the neighbour table will be done over this interface).
This script must be run with the interface inactive, it is normally run from /etc/init.d/decnet before TCP/IP starts up.
set the MAC address of eth0.
# /sbin/setether eth0
set the MAC address of all ethernet interfaces
# /sbin/setether all
If you have multiple ethernet cards on your system and they are
connected to the the same network you should specify which one you want to
use for DECnet communication on the setether command line, otherwise they
will both be given the same MAC address and this is probably not what you
Running DECnet on multiple ethernet interfaces only works under Linux 2.4. If you are running Linux 2.2 then the interface name on the setether command line must match the one in /etc/decnet.conf(5).
|March 01 2001||DECnet utilities|