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  1. #1

    Determining network adapter MAC address


    I was wondering if there's a method of determining a systems MAC address if the adapter was inactive. I can find out the MAC address using ifconfig if the adapter is active, but if the adapter is not in use is there a way to determine it's MAC address?

    lspci does not give a lot of info, I can't find any info under /proc.


  2. #2
    You could try:

    ifup devicename
    then run:

    I'm not sure, but I hope, this is what you were looking for.

  3. #3
    Thanks for the reply.

    Actually, I would like to know if there's a way to determine the MAC address even without enabling the adapter. I'm doing this for inventory purposes where I would like to find out the number of adapters in a box and their MAC addresses.


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    ifconfig -a

    remember man pages are your friend.

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