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in reply to Re: How can I find a MAC address from aremote IP ?
in thread How can I find a MAC address from aremote IP ?

Sometimes I need to locate quickly a computer in the buidling and the only information I have at first, is the IP address (and most of the time, it's a DHCP IP address, so there is many places possible it could be).

With the MAC address, it's easy to locate on which port of a switch it is plugged. And when i know on which port of the switch it is plugged, I know where in the building the computer is. There's many switchs and routers, so I wanted to have a little perl script which would quickly gather all the informations on a machine.

I think my problem is more how to use SNMP to get what I want than a Perl one. Net::SNMP seems the way to do it. I just need to find how, but that's not a perl issue now :)