MAC Address on Linux
alex at tweedly.net
Sat Oct 9 16:20:30 CDT 2004
At 15:18 09/10/2004 -0500, Ken Ray wrote:
>(Sorry about that last one)
>Thanks, Mark... I tried this in my copy of RedHat 9, and I don't get
>anything with "HWaddr" in /sbin/ifconfig. When I looked at Mark Waddingham's
>approach of doing "cat /proc/net/arp", I didn't get anything either. The
>only thing I got with /sbin/ifconfig is the localhost address (127.0.0.1).
>So perhaps it's not as universal as we'd think... any suggestions for
>getting MAC address in RedHat 9?
Stupid question - but are you sure you had an ethernet interface up and
running on the Redhat9 box when you tried this ?
Getting only localhost back is what you'd expect if there is no active
ethernet interface, and the /proc/net/arp method would similarly give you
nothing back.I don't have a copy of Redhat - but I know that back at
version 6 it supported ifconfig as needed for this method to work.
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