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Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 11:07:52 -0400
From: Rik van Riel <>
To: intrigeri <>,
Subject: Re: Patch for random mac address

On Thu, 2017-05-25 at 09:31 +0200, intrigeri wrote:
> Hi,
> HacKurx:
> > Because this would be useful for distributions like Tails, Subgraph
> > OS, Kali Linux and other ...
> For what it's worth, it's unlikely that Tails ever uses this unless
> it
> can be controlled at runtime from userspace: we need to give users an
> option to disable MAC address randomization, because it breaks
> network
> connectivity in some cases.

That suggests maybe this kind of functionality should
be implemented in userspace, instead?

Maybe in NetworkManager, or whatever Tails uses to
manage the network. After all, setting the MAC address
to something else is already supported by the kernel...

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