MAC --> IP address?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Thu Jan 12 23:50:37 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 17:26, Ian Pilcher wrote:
> Scot L. Harris wrote:
> > Many gateway boxes, assume you mean either a router or a linux box
> > acting as a gateway/DHCP server, will allow you to specify a specific IP
> > address to assign to specified MAC addresses.  Set it to give your
> > laptop the same IP address anytime it requests via DHCP an IP address
> > and you know what it will be. 
> Mine doesn't.  Thus the question.

Where are you when you need to know?  If you're on the local network
you could do a 'ping -b where the xx's are your
local network address and then an 'arp -a' to see the mac/IP
relationships.  Or perhaps 'nmblookup netbios_name' to use the
windows lookup mechanism.  If you are on the other side of the
router, this becomes a lot harder.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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