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Library for generating Ethernet MAC addresses

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Python library for Generating Ethernet MAC addresses. Can use the wireshark manuf for specific vendors, and or a random, but assigned address. Will work with any file formated the same as said file.

Supported functions:

total_random() - Procedurely generated MAC address, using random function.

vid_file_random(file) - uses random line from wireshark's manuf file

vid_file_vendor(file, name) - specify a vendor name, uses wireshark's manuf file instead of being completely random

vid_provided(vid bytes) - specify the VID bytes when calling the function. Random device bytes will be generated.

list_vendors(file) - return a python list [] with valid vendors

is_mac_address(mac) - Takes a string, and checks if it is a valid Ethernet MAC address. returns True or False(bool type)


Import and set up an object.

import generate_mac
g = generate_mac.generate_mac

Procedurely generated Vendor and Host bytes. Checks for broadcast bit


Read Vendor bytes from random line in a file. This has to be formated the same as wireshark's manuf file.


Read from a manuf file like above, but find Vendor bytes belonging to a specific vendor, by name.

g.vid_file_vendor('/usr/share/wireshark/manuf', 'Apple')

Provide the vendor bytes in a string. Generate Host bytes only


List valid vendor options as a list.


Check if a MAC address is valid

if g.is_mac_address('94:0C:98:BC:74:1C') == True:
    print('Valid Ethernet Address')

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