how to get mac address
gmane at jonz.net
Thu Jan 7 00:02:02 UTC 2010
On Wed, 06 Jan 2010 14:48:57 -0700, Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:
> You can also do "arp -a" which gives you the mapping from IP to MAC
> addresses on your local LAN.
Unless one of the boxen is Windows XP?
Here the `arp -a` describes the other active nix box on the lan and the
LinkSys router -- but is silent on the up-and-active Win XP machine.
I learned long ago that Win XP (maybe all Win boxen) will not reply to a
brocast ping. Viz: `ping -b 255.255.255.255`
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