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NAME

       setether - Set the ethernet address for use with DECnet

SYNOPSIS

       setether <if> [<if>...]|all [options]

DESCRIPTION

       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
       of.
       (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
       interface).
       This script must be run with the interface inactive, it is normally run
       from /etc/init.d/decnet before TCP/IP starts up.

EXAMPLES

       set the MAC address of eth0.

           # /sbin/setether eth0

       set the MAC address of all ethernet interfaces

           # /sbin/setether all

HELPFUL HINTS

       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).

SEE ALSO

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