I would like to setup MAC spoofing in Fedora, similar do what Tails does to their Debian. Any idea how? Thanks

  • This is distribution-independent. Most modern network cards can be configured to change their MAC address.
    – vonbrand
    Commented Feb 4, 2016 at 19:58

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You can use the ip tool to spoof your MAC address. Here is an example for eth0:

ip link set dev eth0 down
ip link set dev eth0 address 01:01:01:01:01:01
ip link set dev eth0 up

Source: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/MAC_address_spoofing


For a permanent change, nmcli can be used it change it in Network Manager. That way, your change would be permanent.

nmcli connection down eth0
nmcli connection modify eth0 802-3-ethernet.cloned-mac-address 01:01:01:01:01:01
nmcli connection up eth0

It can be used for wifi as well, also per connection! Just note for wifi is different connection type, 802-11-wireless.cloned-mac-address would be correct variable. If supported, it is always value of connection.type followed by cloned-mac-address.

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