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       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 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.


       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)