If I understand Jeff L. correctly, hotspots often log your hostname and
wirelss car MAC address; so I wish to automatically change my wireless
card MAC and laptop PC hostname upon every reboot.
On Windows, I can change these things manually but there are plenty of
freeware packages which pseudo-randomize the hostname (based on a lookup
table) and wireless MAC address for added privacy at hotspots upon every
reboot. These work great!
However, on Linux, while I can change these things manually, I have not
yet found software that does so automatically upon every reboot.
Here's how I change the hostname on Linux manually:
$ sudo vi /etc/hosts
Change the contents of /etc/hosts from:
127.0.1.1 ubuntu ubuntu
Change the contents of /etc/hosts to:
# 127.0.1.1 ubuntu ubuntu
127.0.0.1 foo foo
$ sudo echo foo > /etc/hostname
$ sudo reboot
And, here's how I change the MAC address on Linux manually:
$ ifconfig -a | grep HWaddr
$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 down hw ether DE:AD:BE:EF:CA:FE
$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
The question is where can I find software that will perform that task of
changing the wireless card MAC address and PC hostname upon every reboot?