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macchanger not changing mac address in fedora25

asked 2017-01-16 06:26:37 -0600

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when i type :

macchanger -r wlp6s0

it shows:

Current MAC: ac:d1:b8:d8:77:c5 (unknown)

Permanent MAC: ac:d1:b8:d8:77:c5 (unknown)

[ERROR] Could not change MAC: interface up or insufficient permissions: Too many open files in system

i had tried this as root user please help i want to change my mac address after each login.

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First of all you need to be root to use macchanger. And second, the interface must be down, so try "ifdown wlp6s0" before applying macchanger. If this does not work anyway, please show the output of "ip link".

Axel Sommerfeldt gravatar imageAxel Sommerfeldt ( 2017-01-17 03:29:08 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-04-24 19:25:02 -0600

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[root@fedora~]#ifconfig wlp6s0 down

then Try to change MAC Address..

[root@fedora~]# macchanger -r wlp6s0

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