Re: Setting MACADDR with nmcli

On Tue, 2018-08-07 at 08:43 -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
I hope this is the right list for nmcli.

I want to set MACADDR in ifcfg-eth0

I thought it was:

nmcli con mod eth0 mac "02:67:15:00:81:0B"

but this sets HWADDR, which has a totally different use.  I could
change HWADDR to MACADDR with:

sed -i -e "s/HWADDR/MACADDR/w /dev/stdout" 

But that is a hack.  It would be nice to be able to directly set 
MACADDR, but I cannot find any documentation that states how to do



$ nmcli connection modify "$PROFILE" ethernet.cloned-mac-address "$MAC"

Theoretically, this is documented in `man nm-settings`. However, the
manual is generated and for cloned-mac-address the
generated documentation is confusing. It's confusing, because `man nm-
settings` is undecided whether it documents libnm GObject properties or
D-bus API. Especially, since you care about nmcli syntax. In most
cases, there is little difference between libnm API, D-Bus API and
nmcli, so "nm-settings" manual does apply. For "cloned-mac-address"
it's different.

And as you seem concerned about ifcfg files, see also
`man nm-settings-ifcfg-rh`. But usually, you would not concern yourself
with the details of ifcfg files.

If you look at `man nmcli` it has a table:


       Table 3. Wired Ethernet options
       │Alias      │ Property                 │
       │mtu        │ wired.mtu                │
       │mac        │ wired.mac-address        │
       │cloned-mac │ wired.cloned-mac-address │


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