peterg22 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Dear Monks,
I am looking for a way to find out the mac address of the network card in my PC using Perl. I am interested in encrypting data prior to storing it in a database, and was considering using host machine's mac address as part of the pass phrase. I believe that it would make for an added level of security during decryption as well. I have had a good look around CPAN, but I'm not aware of anything that talks directly to hardware. Has anyone else managed to do this ?


Mildew Hall.. Home of PurePostPro and other Perl goodies!
Not only oysters create Pe[a]rls