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Re: RARP on MAC address?

Richard.Dansereau@EE.UManitoba.CA writes:

> Hello all!
> I have a MAC address (ethernet address) that I'm trying to figure
> out what IP is associated with it.  I know that there is a
> Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (RARP) that these machines use
> to determine these types of things transparent to the user.
> Is there a command line version where I could enter a MAC address
> and get it to do the RARP and return an IP to me?

Have you tried something like 'arp -a | grep <MAC>'?  This yields a
hostname which can be fed into nslookup.

Unfortunatly, this will only work if that machine is in your arp

=> man arp


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