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



On 3/13/06, Michaël Hooreman <mhooreman be keyware com> wrote:

> > 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 my understanding of your problem is good:
>
> For me, you can't get the IP address from the MAC address: the MAC is
> not related to the IP by any way.
>
> An IP packet has the MAC of the origin network device. But you can
> change the IP address of a device, so I think that your question doesn't
> have sense.

You can reasonably hope that the MAC-to-IP binding has not staled;
therefore you can scan a live net and see the MAC to IP to Hostname on
it.

BTW - You can also spoof the MAC address of a card but all this is a
different story.
--
WC (Bill) Jones -- http://youve-reached-the.endoftheinternet.org/


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