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Bug#406108: Busybox ifconfig should allow setting the MAC address

On Monday 08 January 2007 20:09, Claus Fischer wrote:
> I recently used the debian-netinst installer with busybox
> to rescue a botched system, and I got into trouble since
> busybox' ifconfig command would not let me set the
> MAC address of my ethernet card.
> My cable modem only accepts packets from a certain MAC
> address, which I set in /etc/network/interfaces for
> the working system:
>    ifconfig eth0 hw ether 00:11:22:33:44:55

ifconfig is likely to disappear in the installer in favor of the 'ip' set 
of commands. AFAICT the ip commands don't have an option to set a MAC 
address. Not sure what the correct solution for this would be.

> Also, busybox' ping should be enabled on the debian network
> installer, to allow a user to check whether the right
> interface is up on a multihomed box.

No, it should not. Memory is valuable in the installer environment and 
having ping does not add anything. As Geert already explained, you can 
use wget instead for basic connection testing.


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