Resets your MAC to a random MAC address to make you harder to find.

ran=$(head /dev/urandom | md5sum); MAC=00:07:${ran:0:2}:${ran:3:2}:${ran:5:2}:${ran:7:2}; sudo ifconfig wlan0 down hw ether $MAC; sudo ifconfig wlan0 up; echo ifconfig wlan0:0
Next time you are leaching off of someone else's wifi use this command before you start your bittorrent ...for legitimate files only of course. It creates a hexidecimal string using md5sum from the first few lines of /dev/urandom and splices it into the proper MAC address format. Then it changes your MAC and resets your wireless (wlan0:0).
Sample Output
wlan0:0   Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:07:5a:df:41:5c  #<<-w00t new random MAC-<<#
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1

What Others Think

thanks for encouraging douchebags to leech wifi for bittorrent purposes
jemptymethod · 613 weeks and 6 days ago
@jemptymethod: Funny thing, that. Pretty much anything useful to asshats is also useful to a sys/network-admin trying to keep asshats off their system/network.
TheMightyBuzzard · 613 weeks and 4 days ago

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