Remote MAC address on Windows

Luis luis at
Fri Aug 31 22:24:00 EDT 2007

Ah, on Windows. Tried netstat ? I'm not in front of a Windows box at the 
moment, and I can't recall if the output includes the MAC address info.

And note, arp is pretty much useless if it's not in the same subnet.



J. Landman Gay wrote:
> Alex Tweedly wrote:
>> J. Landman Gay wrote:
>>> From what I read, the arp command is supposed to get what I need but 
>>> I can't make it work. I think that's because my server is a Mac. If I 
>>> had a Windows-only network it might work but I don't know how to test 
>>> it with my current setup. :(
>> I very much doubt that :-)
>> Whether the server is a Mac or a polka-dotted unicorn (??), if you can 
>> ping it, it pretty much has to have an arp association on the client 
>> machine :-)
>> after you do the ping, does the arp table on the server have an entry 
>> for the client ?
> Well, I'm pinging from Parallels to the Mac, then doing the arp command 
> on the Windows/Parallels side. It says there are no entries at all. I 
> did use the -a flag. Sounds like maybe I'm doing it backwards? It's the 
> only way I can do it, since Parallels is my only functioning Windows 
> environment right now.
>> could you send the output of ipconfig on the windows client, and 
>> ifconfig on the Mac server. Thanks
> I'll try to get that tomorrow, I really appreciate the help. I got so 
> tired of running up against walls today that I just shut it all down and 
> went off to play computer games. I'm such a wimp.

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