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Hi! Can anyone tell me how to find the hardware burnt ethernet address of NIC? /sbin/ifconfig gives out the current address. TuhinBose...
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    Hi!
    Can anyone tell me how to find the hardware burnt ethernet address of NIC? /sbin/ifconfig gives out the current address.

    TuhinBose

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    Hi.

    Your questions is not quite clear to me. Are you trying to find your MAC address? If so, ifconfig does show this info in the HWAddr section.

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    The original ethernet address of the NIC as supplied by the manufacturer can be changed using "ifconfig eth0 hw ether 00:05:6f:62:ea:b3". ifconfig will give this changed address of the interface, if one does change it.

    My question is is there any way to retrieve the original address from NIC?

    In MSWindows I think this can be done using NDIS ODIs.

    tuhinbose

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