[thelist] Attaining reliable MAC Address using javascript

Chris Dorer cdorer at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 12:48:32 CDT 2007

On 3/15/07, Anthony Baratta <anthony at baratta.com> wrote:
> That's OS level information, you'd need a signed script and have the user
> approve the script's access to the OS before that is going to work. The
> browser security levels are going to block that info.
> That being said. Why not have Apache get that info for you? If you have
> the user's IP, you can use the OS of the Web Server to get the MAC address
> for that IP. Granted Firewalls and proxys are going to mess that data up -
> but depending on what you are trying to accomplish that might work well
> enough.

Is this an internal or external need? Wy do you need MAC Addresses?

mac addresses are a way to uniquely identify a computer (not using ip
addresses) that have been brought up in a recent meeting.

This is a need for a client I'm working with.

-----Original message-----
> From: "Chris Dorer" cdorer at gmail.com
> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 09:57:08 -0700
> To: "thelist at lists.evolt.org" thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: [thelist] Attaining reliable MAC Address using javascript
> > All,
> >
> > Spec:
> > To receive the mac address using a javascript system call and return it
> to
> > the apache server.  Must work on Linux/Windows/Mac
> >
> > Research:
> > I've googled everywhere.  It seems to me that you must use an ActiveX
> script
> > to get info from a windows box.  Not really good enough.
> >
> > Question:
> > Does anybody have any other ways of grabbing this information using
> > javascript, or maybe using a universal language like java?
> >
> > Chris
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