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
(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
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 want.
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).
decnet.conf(5), dntype(1), dndir(1), dndel(1), dnetd(8), dnping(1)