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Old 07-08-2009, 10:46 AM   #1
dboese13
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Discover IP address from MAC address


I have a piece of equipment I need to access. Someone else has been using the equipment and I do not have the IP address to access the device. No manuals are available.

A few years ago I found a way to discover an IP address with only the MAC address, but I am unable to find the solution again.

It was simple command line.

Any ideas would be helpful.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 10:52 AM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ

First do a nmap to all the ip's in your network
Code:
nmap 10.0.0./24
then do a
Code:
arp -a
and look for the mac
 
Old 07-08-2009, 10:57 AM   #3
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Not used it before, but a quick google seems to turn up arp and rarp. Here's a link, though it's not clear if he's running these commands from a switch or just any machine on the network.
 
  


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