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Re: Getting MAC address within C/C++-program in Windows2000
----- Original Message -----
From: "Warren Young" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 7:08 PM
Subject: Re: Getting MAC address within C/C++-program in Windows2000
> email@example.com wrote:
> > It's entirely possible that there is a problem with Cygwin's interface
> > but I really don't understand why the focus shifted to using Windows
> > mechanisms when a potential actual cygwin solution exists.
> Right on, Chris. If the Cygwin mechanism is broken, it should be made
> to work instead of rolling your own outside of Cygwin.
> For what it's worth, in my time of maintiaining the Winsock FAQ, I've
> come across probably 10 different ways to get the MAC address on
> Windows. One works on NetBIOS systems, one on IP-only systems, one uses
> SNMP, a few are hacks, several are indirect methods...
> The FAQ itself documents 3 or 4 of them and points to a few more.
> Then I lost interest in keeping track of that mess.
> Point being: it's much better to let
> Cygwin handle messes like this.
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