[ltp] automatic network probing

James Knott linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sat, 22 Nov 2003 07:58:01 -0500

André Wyrwa wrote:

> Is there a way of getting the MAC address of the card on the opposite
> site of the wire before setting up the IP layer? Think that would be a
> way, if it be possible.

Well, you could run some network analysys software, to see what's on the 
network.  I don't know if that can be done without configuring the IP 
though.  Any reason why you don't just use dhcp?

Also, when I was working on OS/2 at IBM, we had a REXX script that would 
  probe the network for various routers and configure the computer 
accordingly.  It would try one, then the next, down the list.