macchanger - utility for manipulating the MAC address of network interfaces

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename macchanger_1.7.0-5.4_amd64.deb
Package name macchanger
Package version 1.7.0
Package release 5.4
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category net network::configuration role::program scope::utility suite::gnu use::configuring
License -
Maintainer David Paleino <>
Download size 188.60 KB
Installed size 637.00 KB
GNU MAC Changer is an utility that makes the maniputation of MAC addresses of
network interfaces easier.  MAC addresses are unique identifiers on networks,
they only need to be unique, they can be changed on most network hardware.
MAC addresses have started to be abused by unscrupulous marketing firms,
government agencies, and others to provide an easy way to track a computer
across multiple networks.  By changing the MAC address regularly, this kind
of tracking can be thwarted, or at least made a lot more difficult.
* set specific MAC address of a network interface
* set the MAC randomly
* set a MAC of another vendor
* set another MAC of the same vendor
* set a MAC of the same kind (eg: wireless card)
* display a vendor MAC list (today, 6200 items) to choose from


Package Version Architecture Repository
macchanger_1.7.0-5.4_i386.deb 1.7.0 i386 Debian Main
macchanger - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
dpkg >= 1.15.4
install-info -
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package macchanger_1.7.0-5.4_amd64.deb
Source Package macchanger

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install macchanger deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install macchanger




2018-06-17 - Helge Kreutzmann <>
macchanger (1.7.0-5.4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload with maintainer consent.
* Add debconf template translations
- Swedish (Martin Bagge) (Closes: #781686)
- Italian (Beatrice Torracca) (Closes: #778381)
- Brazilian Portuguese (Adriano Rafael Gomes) (Closes: #785469)
- Dutch (Frans Spiesschaert) (Closes: #776754)
- Spanish (Jonathan Bustillos) (Closes: #783563)
* Uncomment VCS-* variables, alioth is gone and this package is not (yet?)
on salsa.
2015-02-07 - gregor herrmann <>
macchanger (1.7.0-5.3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix "fails to detect silent driver failure to change MAC":
Add patch verify-changed-MAC.patch from Joey Hess:
actively check the new MAC after trying to change it.
(Closes: #774898)
2015-01-17 - Ben Hutchings <>
macchanger (1.7.0-5.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload
* Add debconf template translations for the question added for #768189:
- Czech (Michal Simunek) (Closes: #773524)
- German (Helge Kreutzmann) (Closes: #773738)
- Portugese (Américo Monteiro) (Closes: #773769)
- Russian (Yuri Kozlov) (Closes: #773819)
- French (Julien Patriarca) (Closes: #773949)
- Danish (Joe Dalton) (Closes: #775046)
2015-01-16 - Ben Hutchings <>
macchanger (1.7.0-5.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload
* Check for random device read errors (Closes: #775005)
2014-12-18 - Hans-Christoph Steiner <>
macchanger (1.7.0-5) unstable; urgency=low
* fix maintainer-script-without-set-e config
* improved language for debconf question from Justin B Rye
2014-12-15 - Hans-Christoph Steiner <>
macchanger (1.7.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* add debconf option to prompt whether to automatically run (Closes: #768189)
2014-11-29 - intrigeri <>
macchanger (1.7.0-3.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Reintroduce the changelog entry for 1.7.0-3 as it was uploaded:
the previous NMU replaced it with the one that was tagged in Git.
2014-11-27 - Jean-Michel Nirgal Vourgère <>
macchanger (1.7.0-3.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Change the non-vendor bytes, and only them, on automatic run.
(Closes: #768325)
2014-11-07 - Hans-Christoph Steiner <>
macchanger (1.7.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* update debian/watch to point to new github repository
* include code from 1.7.0-1.1 NMU (Closes: #738460, #740947)
2014-10-21 - Hans-Christoph Steiner <>
macchanger (1.7.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* automatically run macchanger, with option to disable
* automatically rotate the macchanger log
* add myself as Maintainer
* remove hard-coded LDFLAGS, let dh set them (Closes: #754391)

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