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Re: Re: Re: Accessing NIC/mac address ?

by Rex(Wrecks) (Curate)
on Feb 14, 2002 at 17:50 UTC ( #145515=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Accessing NIC/mac address ?
in thread Accessing NIC/mac address ?

arp -a is not that good as you get the entire arp cache. ipconfig /all is much better as it allows you to parse data per interface.

I guess this is TIMTOWTDI, but using ipconfig /all allows you to write a reusable sub that returns all of the parsed data for you, and allows you to pick and choose which of that data you want to use. I guess I'm lazy and just do all the work up front and never have to deal with it again :)

"Nothing is sure but death and taxes" I say combine the two and its death to all taxes!

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Accessing NIC/mac address ?
by earthboundmisfit (Chaplain) on Feb 14, 2002 at 18:19 UTC
    I was not aware of the /all switch. Thanks! That's very useful.

    Just to round out the thread:

    #! Perl -w use strict; open (READ, "ipconfig /all|") or die "$!"; while (<READ>) { chomp; if (/Physical Address/) { my @pieces = split(/:/); print $pieces[1]; } } close READ;

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