How to get the local mac address?

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Thu Dec 15 11:42:01 CET 2005


bonono at gmail.com wrote:
> Steve Holden wrote:
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>>bonono at gmail.com wrote:
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>>>Steve Holden wrote:
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>>>>bonono at gmail.com wrote:
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>>>>>Steve Holden wrote:
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>>>>>>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.
>>>>
>>>
>>>That is nothing but curiosity of why there is no such thing. I didn't
>>>start a thread with "what the xyz@!% hell that I cannot get MAC address
>>>through the socket module".
>>>
>>>And I answer things the way I want to, if it does fit your expected
>>>answer, there is nothing I can do. I am not here to convince you.
>>>
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>>Temper, temper.
>>
> 
> you can read my temper from what I write ?
> 
Nope, but I can make inferences, whose correctness you can choose to lie 
or tell the truth about. I was merely trying to make the point that your 
response failed to further anybody's understanding of anything. I'm not 
really bothered *why* you do what you do.

I asked "Why should you want to associate a MAC address with a socket?" 
and you replied "Say for example I want to find out the MAC if a 
particular interface in python". Fine. But if you don't want to engage 
in a dialogue, why bother posting at all?

regards
  Steve
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