[techtalk] MAC addr from Cable Modem

moebius at ip-solutions.net moebius at ip-solutions.net
Tue Jan 18 22:05:39 EST 2000

Hey Kelly,
  I don't know if that  is normally the case, however I would think that
it would not be. The reason that I say this is that the cable modem is not
directly connected to the computer. It is connected thru cat5 cable.
ifconfig reports (I may be wrong here) on system devices only. Arp should
report on it, I'm not sure what's up with that. On my network arp only
reports 3 out of 4 computers MAC addr. The fourth doesn't even show up,
even though it's live. Any other suggestion?? This dang thing has got me
Thanks again,

Harry Hoffman
Product Systems Specialist
Restaurants Unlimited Inc.
Seattle WA
206 634-3082 ext. 270

On Tue, 18 Jan 2000, Kelly Lynn Martin wrote:

> On Tue, 18 Jan 2000 19:30:39 -0800 (PST), moebius at ip-solutions.net said:
> >  I'm not sure how tp run ifconfig on it.  Normally, you have a cable
> >modem that plugs into the ethernet card on the computer. So, when you run
> >ifconfig it reports on your computers ethernet card not on the ethernet on
> >the modem. So I'm kinda stumped.
> It should report both.  You should get an eth0 and eth1; one of these
> is your generic ethernet card and the other is the cable modem.
> Kelly
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