On 10/31/2011 11:12 PM, Sachin Divekar wrote:
On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 10:37 PM, Rony
> -----Original Message-----
>> They bind your ethernet MAC id. So if you are already using their
>> windows box you need to set your windows mac in linux.
> Please guide me on this part (setting the windows MAC).
> Mac ids are in the hardware not OS. It is the same in all OSs unless it
from another device in a particular OS.
I thought he is using the internet connection from another system.
He had mentioned dual booting of XP and Fedora.
Changing MAC address of a machine is called _spoofing_ a MAC address or
_faking_ a MAC address.
These are some use cases where you might think of changing the MAC
of your machine.
- For privacy: For instance when you are connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot.
How many times should one change the MAC id to remain anonymous and how
does one do it randomly every time the machine is used?
-To ensure interoperability: Some internet
service providers bind their
service to a specific MAC address; if the user then changes their network
card or intends to install a router, the service won't work anymore.
Changing the MAC address of the new interface will solve the problem. (
re-read this thread )
Could you expand on the interoperability part, on what is it and how
does binding of MAC id help ensure that?
This particular ISP (SSV) bind ethernet MAC address for authentication. So
them if someone is using one machine then he must stick to that if he do
not have router.
When ISP's technician visits home for any troubleshooting, he can't handle
my linux box and
he can not understand router's functioning and settings. He always checks
connection on from
my windows box and during the process binds windows system's MAC. Then
again I have to change
MAC(physical address) of router or my laptop(ubuntu) to use this internet
Freedom is a shared resource. Take some, leave the rest for others.
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