[ltp] automatic network probing
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.