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  1. #1

    Mask/Alter Mac Address from Connections coming through Proxy

    Alright, so I have a weird question for you guys. I'm trying to come up with a little something that'll let me do the following.

    I have a local proxy server running on my computer, but I want to add a twist to it. I have multiple connections going through the proxy, but what I'd like to is that all outgoing connections Mac Address' will be different from the one the connecting systems. Mask or even alter them, if possible.

    Yes, I know the idea itself sounds weird, but I'm attempting a few ideas for a project I'm working and I ran in to this problem. Please note that it's impossible for me to change the MAC Address' on the systems connecting through the proxy (they're gaming consoles, to be specific.)

    I'm currently running the latest version of Ubuntu.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I've really stumped myself here. :P

  2. #2
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    Apr 2004
    Hi there,

    I'm not sure if I'm misunderstanding your question, but I don't think you have a problem here. MAC addresses are strictly point to point so the packets leaving the proxy will have the mac address of the proxy until they get to the next router.

    If you are still having problems then can you give us more details on what's going wrong and we will try and help out.

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