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Re: getting the MAC address from an ip

On Friday 24 June 2005 13:52, LeVA wrote:
> Hi!
> How can I get a machines mac address, if I only know it's ip?

In general you can't, but if it's on the same physical network you can 
ping it and look in your system's ARP cache:

$ ping -c  1 IPADDR
$ /usr/sbin/arp -a IPADDR

Ray Miller, Systems Development & Support Section Manager
Computing Services, University of Oxford

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