[techtalk] MAC addr from Cable Modem

moebius at ip-solutions.net moebius at ip-solutions.net
Tue Jan 18 23:07:00 EST 2000

Hey Nicole,
  I did indeed try it, that's how I came to trying arp instead, ref. in
man pages. Neither seems to do the trick. As for the how-to's none that
I've found have described a simple switch (modem) as opposed to a router
like the Cisco series for DSL. Thanks for the link. I haven't seen that
article and will check it out.

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

On Mon, 17 Jan 2000, Nicole Zimmerman wrote:

> Have you tried it? (it doesn't sound like it) :o)
> You might try linuxconf or netconf or something that accesses your
> network configuration also... tho if it's not in ifconfig I don't
> know/think it'll be there.
> Have you tried looking at a howto for cable modems?
> http://www.oswg.org/oswg-nightly/oswg/en_US.ISO_8859-1/articles/Cable-Modem/Cable-Modem.html
> -nicole
> moebius at ip-solutions.net wrote:
> > 
> > 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
> > stumped.
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