[ExchangeList] Re: Access a system by its MAC address

  • From: "Jon Spriggs" <jon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2006 10:34:51 +0100

-------------------------------------------------------Hi Shorabh,

It is possible to obtain a MAC address from an IP address, and then
once you know what IP address resolves to your MAC address, you can
then connect to it from there.

Some tools you will need are:

NMAP (for pinging - any other will do)

If you load ethereal and put in the "Filter" box

eth.dst == ds:tm:ac:ad:dr

where ds:tm:ac:ad:dr is the mac address of your mysterious box, then
this will identify it when you then run NMAP with the following

nmap -sP

where is the start of your subnet (e.g. and the
/24 indicates a subnet mask of

You will then get a "ping" entry in ethereal for your IP address...
but only if it's on the same subnet as the device you're trying to

Hope that helps :)

Jon "The Nice Guy"

On 6/2/06, shorabh upadhyay <shorabh.upadhyay@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

My simple question is that " this is possible or not and if possible than how "

All responses are appreciated !!!
> > > Hi All,
> > >             I know this forum is not for this kind of query but if
> > > can help me than it will be kind support for me. I have one query ….
> > >               "Can we access any computer through Network by its MAC
> > > only without given any IP address to this LAN card?"
> > >        Thanks in advance!!!
> > >   --
> > > Thanks and Regards,
> > >
> > > Shorabh S. Upadhyay
> > > Engineer - Exchange Server Support
> > > Progressive Infotech (P) Ltd.
> > > # +91-9891535899
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