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Re: How to find the ip of a mac-address



On Mon, 2006-03-13 at 12:55 +0000, Dan Track wrote:
> On 3/13/06, Chasecreek Systemhouse <chasecreek systemhouse gmail com> wrote:
> > On 3/13/06, Dan Track <dan track gmail com> wrote:
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > I've got the mac-address of desktop. But I don't know it's IP, are
> > > there any tools that I can use to find this IP.
> >
> > Is this a Windows question?  ipconfig /all
> >
> > Is this a Linux question?  ifconfig eth0
> > or ifconfig -a
> >
> > If you are on Windows get Cain -- it scans MACs and translates to
> > IP/Hosts; if you are on Linux then try system-config-network
> >
> > HTH
> 
> Hi
> 
> Thanks for the reply. But its not what I needed. Basically I don't
> know anything about this desktop, I don't even have console access.
> The only way I can find it is by the IP, but I only know the
> mac-address, where can I go from here. BTW it's a linux desktop.

If you are on a different system you might try looking at the arp table.

/sbin/arp

Will list IP/MAC addresses of systems your machine has talked to
recently.  


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