since there is a way of telling who the manufacturer of the nic is by looking at the first 4 digits of a mac address, I was just basically wondering if there was a tool that can read past those first 4 digits and tell, besides the company who made the nic, what the exact device is
with the 1% cisco brains I have, I can telnet to the switch and do a plain cdp something and that will get my answer... :) but again, I was just wondering if there was, or perhaps if there is such a tool
Edison, talking about the last part of the MAC address, I heard an amusing story back in the early days of 10BaseT Ethernet.
There was a popular Ethernet card that I think was called 3C503 or something like that. There was a certain factory that decided it wanted a share of that market by producing (illicit) clones of one of these cards.
So that's what they did - they bought a 3COM card, got its engineers to analyse its behavior, and made many thousands of clones of it ... including its one MAC address.
Imagine ... buying a batch of those for your company!
It may be an urban myth, but it makes a nice story.
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