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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:53 am    Post subject: Init script for network device states failure; works anyway. Reply with quote

I'm trying to randomize the MAC address on one of my network devices (an ethernet card) using the
Code:
mac_eth0="random-samekind"
option in /etc/conf.d/net. When I try to restart the service with
Code:
sudo /etc/init.d/net.eth0 restart -vvv

I get
Code:
 * Bringing up interface eth0
 *   Skipping module adsl due to missing program: /usr/sbin/adsl-start /usr/sbin/pppoe-start
 *   Skipping module br2684ctl due to missing program: br2684ctl
 *   Skipping module bridge due to missing program: brctl
 *   Skipping module clip due to missing program: /usr/sbin/atmsigd
 *   Skipping module ethtool due to missing program: ethtool
 *   Skipping module netplugd due to missing program: /sbin/netplugd
 *   Skipping module ipppd due to missing program: /usr/sbin/ipppd
 *   Skipping module firewalld due to missing program: firewall-cmd
 *   Skipping module pppd due to missing program: /usr/sbin/pppd
 *   Skipping module dhclient due to missing program: /sbin/dhclient
 *   Skipping module pump due to missing program: /sbin/pump
 *   Loaded modules: apipa arping bonding tuntap ccwgroup macvlan macchanger macnet ifplugd wpa_supplicant ssidnet iproute2 system vlan dhcpcd ip6rd ip6to4
 *   Changing MAC address of eth0 ...
 *   Failed to set MAC address                                                                             [ !! ]
 * ERROR: net.eth0 failed to start

Nevertheless, the eth0 comes back up, has a randomized MAC, and works correctly (provided I get a new DHCP lease or restart the dhcpcd daemon).
I'm curious what's responsible for the error message, and whether it is actually indicative of a problem here given that the interface seems to behave as expected. The contents of my /etc/conf.d/net are:
Code:
config_eth0="dhcp"
mac_eth0="random-samekind"

and output of rc-update show:
Code:
                acpid |      default                 
               binfmt | boot                         
             bootmisc | boot                         
                devfs |                       sysinit
               dhcpcd |      default                 
                dmesg |                       sysinit
                 fsck | boot                         
             hostname | boot                         
              hwclock | boot                         
            ip6tables |      default                 
             iptables |      default                 
              keymaps | boot                         
            killprocs |              shutdown       
    kmod-static-nodes |                       sysinit
                local |      default                 
           localmount | boot                         
             loopback | boot                         
              modules | boot                         
             mount-ro |              shutdown       
                 mtab | boot                         
             net.eth0 |      default                 
             netmount |      default                 
               procfs | boot                         
                 root | boot                         
            savecache |              shutdown       
                 swap | boot                         
            swapfiles | boot                         
               sysctl | boot                         
                sysfs |                       sysinit
         termencoding | boot                         
         tmpfiles.dev |                       sysinit
       tmpfiles.setup | boot                         
                 udev |                       sysinit
              urandom | boot                         
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black Knight ... you didn't mention what version of macchanger, or netifrc, but it's probably bug #540728.

HTH & best ... khay
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