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Thread: How To Execute Macchanger On Startup?

  1. #1
    Just burned his ISO
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    Default How To Execute Macchanger On Startup?

    I have BT3 Final installed on my hdd and would like macchanger to run automatcally. I think I need a script in /etc/rc.d/ but not sure if it would run before the wifi card is initialized. I suppose I'd have to have the following in the script.

    airmon-ng stop ath0
    ifconfig wifi0 down
    macchanger --mac 00:11:22:33:44:55 wifi0
    airmon-ng start wifi0
    Can someone help?


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    Jun 2008


    There is no need for using airmon-ng unless you want monitor mode automatically at startup. I would add the script to /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 which is loaded by rc.M at startup:

    #! /bin/sh
    # /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1
    # This script is used to bring up the various network interfaces.
    # Modified for SLAX by Tomas M. <>
    if [ "$1" = "start" -o "$1" = "" ]; then
       ifconfig lo down 2>/dev/null
       /sbin/ifconfig lo 2>/dev/null
       /sbin/route add -net netmask lo 2>/dev/null
       ifconfig wifi0 down
       macchanger --mac=00:11:22:33:44:55 wifi0
       for eth in `ls /sys/class/net | grep -v sit`; do
          # check if dhcpcd is not already running for $eth interface,
          # in that case it was started by hotplug? so don't start it again
          if [ "$eth" != "lo" -a ! -e /etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd-$ ]; then
             echo "Auto Configure IP address for $eth: /sbin/dhcpcd -t 60 $eth &"
             /sbin/dhcpcd -t 60 $eth &
    I guess that would do the trick. Let me know if it worked.

  3. #3
    Just burned his ISO
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    That ast one is good. Remember to add in a section for other interfaces, such as rausb0 if you use the rt73 legacy driver.
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