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Re: I am not getting the MAC Details
From: Andreas Ericsson <ae () op5 se>
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 10:45:26 +0100

uday kumar kunta wrote:
Hi All,
   I am running the command  "nmap -O -oX test.xml <IP addresses>" ,it is not giving the MAC address and Mac vendor 
  Some times it is providing the MAC details & some times it is not providing.
  Can you please tell me if there is any other option to finding out the MAC details.

MAC address scanning only works over layer 2 networks. As soon as the 
packets pass a router it can no longer be determined. I haven't looked 
at that particular piece of code, but I suspect nmap detects this and 
doesn't print the MAC-address for routed packets.

Andreas Ericsson                   andreas.ericsson () op5 se
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