Re: Change MAC address of NLSU2
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jelle Berentsen <m4cloud@y...>
>want to replace my existing server with the SLUG, but to get internet
> You already gave the answer I wanted to give to your question. I
access I need to change the MAC address.
Jelle, I don't know exactly what you want to achieve, but personally I
would never recommend such a setup.
I definitely would put a good router between your slug and the
internet, if only for the built-in firewall and the provisions in it
to deal with all kind of attacks (like smurf, tcp flood, syn flood etc)
Of course if you plan to use your slug as a router or so you can do
all of this on the slug. If you do, please write a wiki page on how
you achieved all this and what you had to do to get things robust.
If you are planning to run a server though (as you indicate in your
message) I would recommend to use a router (if only for the additional
security and as first line of defence. Using NAT (sometimes also
called PAT or virtual server) you still can make your server visible
to the outside world.
- --- In email@example.com, "fransmeulenbroeks"
> Jelle, I don't know exactly what you want to achieve, but personally IFrans, I would tend to disagree here. Hardware routers don't give you
> would never recommend such a setup.
> I definitely would put a good router between your slug and the
> internet, if only for the built-in firewall and the provisions in it
> to deal with all kind of attacks (like smurf, tcp flood, syn flood etc)
near as much control over firewalling and from what a friend has
described some brands let all kinds of crap into your network. As
long as he does a good job setting up the firewall and locking other
things down this should be a fine way to get around his ISP's nuttiness.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "zhyla" <nbm_clan@y...> wrote:
> Frans, I would tend to disagree here. Hardware routers don't give youZhyla, I understand exactly what you say.
> near as much control over firewalling and from what a friend has
> described some brands let all kinds of crap into your network. As
> long as he does a good job setting up the firewall and locking other
> things down this should be a fine way to get around his ISP's nuttiness.
Basically I would suggest to have a hw router as a first line of
defence. How good it is depends of course on the router sw.
Also when you want to config your nslu as router you need to add
additional network ports (e.g. a usb ethernet adapter, or a wifi
adapter if you want to go wireless). Still configuring the nslu for
that is not straightforward, and you need to know exactly what you are
doing in order to get it configured right.
Probably it is better to get the linux router from linksys (forgot the
type) and use that one, if you want router functionality.
The original poster wanted to use his slug as a server and needed to
change the MAC address because his ISP apparently tied his
subscription to a specific MAC address.
My comments were triggered by this. If, apart from the server, he
wants to use the internet connection, he also requires routing
Then again, I didn't know that such ISP's still exist. I think that in
NL even chello/upc ceased doing this (as it does not allow people to
connect e.g. an Xbox)
Anyway, when it comes to protection I still feel 2 is better than 1.
Best regards, Frans.
- Have you tried the following command?
ifconfig eth0 hw ether <address>
On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 12:51 +0000, m4cloud wrote:
> Is it possible to change the MAC address of the NSLU2? I'm using
> Unslung v5.5 on my NSLU2.
> -- Mac
> Yahoo! Groups Links
- It looks like there's a command in Redboot that's
designed to change the mac address (at least in the
serial console). I haven't tried it, but it might be
worth a look....
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