Re: Locating devices on a network

From: Kath (
Date: 09/24/01

Message-ID: <016001c144e6$4de67400$>
From: "Kath" <>
To: "News" <>, <>
Subject: Re: Locating devices on a network
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 06:47:22 -0400

MAC addresses is the only other kind of address and that is only used in
layer 2 switching (Switches and such) and as an absolute ID for something on
a network (comes in handy in finding out who stole your static IP).

ARP tables record MACs, put only as MAC addresses vs their corresponding IP
addresses, IIRC from Crisco class.

- k

----- Original Message -----
From: "News" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2001 12:45 PM
Subject: RE: Locating devices on a network

> Following this issue, what if one don't know the ip address of a device?
> Suppose it's using a different network id.
> How to detect it?
> GeP
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Micallef []
> Sent: quinta-feira, 20 de Setembro de 2001 23:52
> To: Nils Kristian Kristiansen
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: Locating devices on a network
> Hi Nils,
> The solution to this problem can vary, as it depends greatly on network
> size and complexity.
> Generally however, it's IP address should be somewhat indicative of what
> LAN segment it's connected to. Get onto a machine on that same LAN segment
> and ping the device. The machine should then have the MAC address of the
> device in it's ARP cache, which you can display by doing an arp -a (this
> works on *nix and NT).
> Once you have the MAC address, telnet to the switch. The switch should
> then show you what device (by MAC address) is on each port.
> Hope this helps.
> Regards,
> Steve Micallef
> On Wed, 19 Sep 2001, Nils Kristian Kristiansen wrote:
> > Hello all!
> > I would like to know how to locate a device on my network.
> > The only thing I know is the IP-address, and I would really like to know
> > what switch and portnumber the device is connected to.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Best regards
> > Nils Kristiansen
> >
> >

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