sean finney on 29 Jul 2009 07:23:51 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Why is my MAC changing?

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 06:52:22AM -0700, Gordon Dexter wrote:
> So this morning I get on and I'm in the captive portal again, and it's 
> asking me to pay again.  Not fun.  I call help desk and they put me on 
> hold for so long that I start to fiddle around and I notice that instead 
> of eth0 my interface is called eth3 for some reason, and it has a MAC 
> address of 00:00:20:00:00:00 or something similar (I know it was zeros 

i dont know why it's changing, but you can probably find your "old"
mac address in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules (or thereabouts),
in case you need to get back to your old address to avoid a need to pony
up for another 12 bucks today.


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