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Mon Nov 21 03:22:58 2011 UTC (6 years, 6 months ago) by mspo
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Since 5.0 NetBSD supports changing the MAC address. 

Add a link-layer address to an Ethernet: 
    # ifconfig sip0 link 00:11:22:33:44:55

Add and activate a link-layer address: 
    # ifconfig sip0 link 00:11:22:33:44:55 active

This should give some idea: 
    ifconfig bridge0 create
    ifconfig bridge0 up
    ifconfig vr0 up
    brconfig bridge0 add vr0
    ifconfig tap0 create
    sysctl -w
    ifconfig tap0 up
    brconfig bridge0 add tap0

Now you can get an ip if from dhcp with the fake MAC: 
    dhclient tap0

##  See also 

  * [ifconfig(8)](

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