How to get the local mac address?

Steve Holden steve at
Thu Dec 15 09:59:14 CET 2005

bonono at wrote:
> Steve Holden wrote:
>>Why should you want to associate a MAC address with a socket? Each
>>interface has an IP address, and it's that you should be using.
> Say for example I want to find out the MAC if a particular interface in
> python.
When you are asked "why would you want to do something" it isn't 
normally considered sufficient to reply "suppose I want to do 
something". I'm still trying to find out what use case (apart from 
curiosity) drives this need to know.

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