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Windows CDP client

Any one here know of a good Windows CDP client they have used?

Thanks

  • LAN Switching and Routing
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Re: Windows CDP client

What are you needing this for? CDP is for Cisco devices to be aware of what other Cisco devices are connected to it, and it reports device type, port it's connected to, etc.

More information would be helpful on what you're needing to do.

HTH,

John

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Re: Windows CDP client

Well you can't always determine what switch port a PC is plugged in to. If I could install a CDP client on the windows machine I'd have no issues knowing what switch they are plugged in to.

I know you can take the IP address of the PC and hunt down the MAC in your core with a "show ip arp | i "ip" - then get the port with "show mac-address-table | i "mac" identified by the show ip arp. BUT this doesn't always work and can be time consuming depending on the network.

Re: Windows CDP client

Yeah, I have to agree on the time consuming part. I'm not sure anyone has a CDP client, but the thought of how you want to use it would be cool. I'd be interested if anyone has used anything like this, but I've never seen anything like it.

John

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tested

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Re: Windows CDP client

when all else fails, trace the cables...

cdp ttl=2 ... 1 hop ... means you still have to go each switch...

Purple

Re: Windows CDP client

There appears to be a number of them just google windows cdp client .

Silver

Re: Windows CDP client

here is one software that i use

Re: Windows CDP client

All you have to so is ping the PC, the check the arp table for the mac address, then search the CAM table for the mac address and the switchport it's connected to - easy.

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Re: Windows CDP client

Andrew

If you have a very large network with many switches this is to cumbersome and at times does not work.

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