getting ethernet physical address

Tarjei Knapstad tarjeik at
Thu Dec 20 11:55:27 GMT 2001

On 19 Dec 2001, René Märten wrote:

> Am Mit, 2001-12-19 um 15.49 schrieb Loh Yong Khun:
> > hi there,
> > 
> >     i would like to write a simple program to get the physical address of my
> > network card. can anybody let me know how to achieve that? which class or
> > function should i call? thanks in advance.
> > 
> >         YK (Loh Yong Khun)
> >         <ykloh at>
> > 
> Hi YK,
> if You mean the MAC Addr, I think it is the simplest way to work with
> QProcess or KProcess. Start a /sbin/ifconfig <NIC> and grep the Stdout
> for "HWaddr":
> kcommander:~ # ifconfig | grep HWaddr
> eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:50:BF:93:6D:82
Yup, but this is platform specific, which again means that it's probably 
easier to just read this from /proc (if it's there...I didn't check).

Anyone else have a Win/Mac way of doing this? Would be interesting to 

Tarjei Knapstad

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