[thelist] FW: MAC Addresses/Physical Address!

Benjamin kalos at carolina.rr.com
Thu Oct 3 01:19:01 CDT 2002

LOL, reminds me of the time we set our MAC addresses to a series owned by a
car company or some other normally non IT company when I was working for
the local government.  Needless to say, the firewall did not like it one bit.

For those interested, http://coffer.com/mac_find/ has a search utility to
find vendors of specific products.

At 11:44 PM 10/2/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>Mark Anderson wrote:
> > I'm trying to obtain programmatically the MAC Addresses/Physical
> Address for
> > ADSL modems!
> > I have a client that wants to be able to uniquely identify a whole
> series of
> > pc's they have which are spread around the country and connected to the
> > internet and check a unique unalterable id against a central database so
> > they can load appropriate updates etc. Basically it's to be part of a
> > licensing system!
>Uh, well. Possibly, MAC addresses aren't *quite* what you want. :-)
>They *are* guaranteed unique from chip to chip, but unalterable? No.

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