Get ethernet MAC address without powering on machine?

Josip Loncaric josip at
Tue Jun 4 13:57:08 PDT 2002

Jim Meyer wrote:
> This leads me to my question: anyone know of a clever way to get the MAC
> address from an ethernet device without needing to power the machine up,
> load an OS, and probe around a bit.

Some people use their managed ethernet switches to collect MAC
addresses.  You may want to explore this possibility (I haven't).


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