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Old 07-07-2010, 08:51 AM   #1
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Using netlink sockets to get MAC address

Hi All,

I am trying to retrieve an interface's MAC address using netlink address. I got to a point, where I am able to parse the reply for 'RTM_GETLINK' till 'case IFLA_ADDRESS'. After that, I have no idea to print the MAC address.

Can any one give me inputs regarding this?

Thanks in advance,
Old 07-08-2010, 07:47 AM   #2
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This post looks like THE DUMBEST question I ever asked in this forum. I could have spent 5 more minutes with my program, I could have got the answer myself. Anyhow sorry guys.

In-order to get the MAC, once you hit the 'IFLA_ADDRESS' case, you can use 'RTA_DATA' to store the result in a unsigned char array and then print that as you like. :-)

Netlink sockets rocks :-)



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