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Re: rogue IP address
From: "Erik !" <viking0069 () hotmail com>
Date: Tue, 06 May 2003 00:00:19 +0000

Yea, if you have the MAC address you're money.

IF you have this, then you can start tracking down what type of NIC your rogue IP is bound to ... and by deduction MAYBE even the box's hardware.

We used this trick once for a dup IP issue we had on a tier-one ISP's class B network.

Here's how you do it:

1. Use this link to correlate the MAC address with a manufacturer:

http://www.coffer.com/mac_find/

The first three sets of numbers in the MAC address represent the vendor code. At this site, do your search e.g. 00c095

MAC Address
  prefix         Vendor
  00C095       Zynx Network Appliance box

2. Now match the type of NICs you use to the type of boxes you put them in (this works best if your company hardware is running the rogue IP address).

Zynx is the brand of NICs we used in our Nokia firewalls. So in this case I knew that issue was limited to a select number of firewall boxes and we eventually fixed the dup IP issue.

You don't always get a cut and dry answer, but it does provide an extra step you can use to troubleshoot.

The alternative may be to have your network guys trace the MAC address to a *working* switch port. We know how long of a turnaround time that can be ;)

Of course, you need the MAC address here 8)

Erik

|On Thursday 01 May 2003 00:40, dondon () pacbell net wrote:
|> Someone on our network assigned an IP address to their own system without
|> my knowledge. Using LANguard network scanner, the best I can tell is that
|> it's a Linux box.  The port-to-IP mapping table on our Asante switch
|> doesn't see to work correctly.
|>
|> Any suggestions on tracing down that system that is associated with the IP
|> is appreciated!
|>
|> Andy


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