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primary network hardware address

2680 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 14, 2009 3:26 AM by iColor RSS
iColor Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Oct 13, 2009 1:09 AM
the router guys at work wants to provide the macs with static ip's for my ard to run more uninterruptedly.
for this, they need the primary network hardware address (pnha) for all of the machines. when i run the system overview report, i only get a hit for the pnha on some of the computers.
to find out why, i've tried the following:
i logged onto the ones with no hit, to check the order of the network interfaces, (system prefs>network>'set service order') - 'ethernet' is on top on all of them, above bluetooth, airport etc. but i'm not sure if this is a relevant thing to look after? also, one of the clients run tiger, and i don't know how to change the order of the interfaces in tiger.
am i on the right track here?
the router guys just seem embarrassed when asked to look into a mac, but i feel just as silly, not knowing things like this..
MBP 2.6GHz C2D 10.6.1, MP 2x2GHz DC 10.5.8, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,100 points)
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    Oct 13, 2009 5:23 AM (in response to iColor)

    To find the MAC Address (ethernet ID) of macs launch ARD go to the View Menu and select View options. Enable the Ethernet ID option. Go to the File Menu and select Export List. Print it out - if you want? Or give it to the router guys as an .rtf file. They should be able to do the necessary from there?

  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,100 points)
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    Oct 13, 2009 3:39 PM (in response to iColor)

    Are the Remote Management Options the same on all the clients? System Preferences > Sharing > Remote Management > Options.



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