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Old 12-03-2003, 04:59 PM   #1
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Resolve IP to MAC Address

Hi all,

Can anyone please tell me how to resolve an ip address to it's MAC address?

The MAC addresses I want aren't my local machine, they are various machines out there on my network.

Thanks alot.
Old 12-03-2003, 07:16 PM   #2
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/sbin/arp -a will show you the kernel's ARP cache. If some computers on the network don't show up, try pinging them first to make the ARP protocol do its thing (discover a MAC address given an IP address).



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