[Bridge] Bridge MAC address

Nuutti Kotivuori naked at iki.fi
Mon Jan 31 02:29:09 PST 2005

Sorry, if this question has been answered before, but I could not find
out with a brief look.

How can I set the MAC address for a bridge? The MAC address given for
the bridge device seems to be the one it sends network packets with if
the bridge device has an IP address set. Apparently the bridge starts
with a zero MAC address and when the first interface is attached to
it, it takes its MAC address. When I try to set the MAC address, I
just get operation unsupported as a result.

I know I can probably cheat this by making a dummy interface, giving
it the MAC address I want and then attaching it to the bridge, but
this is but a crude workaround.

-- Naked

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