MAC Address Discovery

It would be nice to be able to scan for MAC addresses across subnets. Solar Winds has mentioned in the past that this is being worked on. This would be very helpful on large networks. Thanks.

JM
  • I would like to see that, also.

    Jerry L. Jones
    Network Administrator
    ABX Air, Inc.
    145 Hunter Dr.
    Wilmington, Oh. 45177
    jj2@airborne.com
    937-382-5591 x-2978
  • The way the current MAC Address discovery works is by utilizing your machines local arp processes. You can discover MACs of remote networks if you have SNMP access to the router (default gateway) of the remote network. You could do this either using the mibviewer or IP Network browser. If using MibViewer, use RFC1213-MIB:atTable for the table to download and enter the correct IP and SNMP Community string. If using IP Network Browser, enter the IP to discover and expand the ARP Table.

    oh, and Jerry, I live in wilmington too!

    Eric Fetty
    Senior Network Administrator
    Siemens
    4705 Duke Drv
    Mason, OH 45040
    eric.fetty@sbs.siemens.com