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  • To obtain the MAC address for a Linux machine, execute the following shell command:

                 $ /sbin/ifconfig

        Look for the entry with the heading "HWaddr", the MAC address is the character string that follows.

  • To obtain the MAC address for a Windows Vista or XP machine, execute the following command in a command window:

                $ ipconfig -all

         Look for an entry with the heading "Physical Address", the MAC address is the character string that follows.

  • To obtain a hostid for a UNIX machine, execute the following shell command:

                $ hostid

        The hexadecial string depicted by the command is the hostid of the UNIX machine.

 

 

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