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a random 12-digit mac address generator

Project description

randmac.py

a utility that generates 12-digit mac addresses; either the NIC portion or full 12-digit MAC.

the optional -f argument will return a random 12-digit MAC address that can be identified by the locally administrated address (LAA) format. This means you will always see x2, x6, xA, or xE at the beginning of a MAC address generated by randmac.

installation

to install with pip:

pip install randmac

requirements

Python >3.2 required.

mac address formats

Supported MAC address formats:

  • MM:MM:MM:SS:SS:SS
  • MM-MM-MM-SS-SS-SS
  • MM.MM.MM.SS.SS.SS
  • MMMM.MMSS.SSSS
  • MMMMMMSSSSSS

where M stands for the manufacturer or vendor, and S stands for the NIC specific portion.

usage

requires a mac address as input. it is used to determine what the output format should be.

you can from randmac import RandMac and use it like RandMac("00:00:00:00:00:00").

from a terminal (if the randmac.py is in your path and executable) you can use $ python3 randmac.py 00:00:00:00:00:00 to get a generate a new NIC portion, or $ python3 randmac.py 00:00:00:00:00:00 -f to generate a new 12-digit LAA MAC.

example usage

>>> from randmac import RandMac
>>> RandMac("00:00:00:00:00:00")
'00:00:00:00:fd:9e'
>>> RandMac("00:00:00:00:00:00", True)
'ba:ac:5f:09:fc:bb'
>>> RandMac("0000.0000.0000", True)
'fe84.857f.900f'

or

$ python3 randmac.py 00:00:00:00:00:00
00:00:00:fc:e1:5b
$ python3 randmac.py 00:00:00:00:00:00 -f
2a:81:b0:e7:1d:08

license

license can be found here.

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