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Re: Getting MAC address within C/C++-program in Windows2000

On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 09:52:04PM -0700, Samuel wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Alex Vinokur" <>
>To: "Cygwin Mailing List" <>
>Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 10:33 PM
>Subject: Re: Getting MAC address within C/C++-program in Windows2000
>>My attempt to get MAC Address for an Ethernet Adapter has failed.  See
>All I know is that I copied and pasted the code and made very few
>changes (if any) cahnges and it seems to work for me.  I don't know how
>much it matters that it is a Windows program without any CygWin but
>hopefully you can convert to CygWin as needed.  I forget what utilities
>exist for determining MAC address but I think there are some so you can
>use one to verify if the program is malfunctioning.

Is there some reason why you all are ignoring Corinna's message on how
to do this via Cygwin itself?  Theoretically, we've already done the
hard part.

I have always found this a particularly odd thing about mailing lists
and, particularly, about this mailing list.  Someone asks "How do I
do X?"  Someone else reponds "You do Y" and someone else responds
"I don't know, but maybe do Q"  Then the discussion careens around
trying to figure out how to make Q work, while ignoring the potentially
definitive "Y" answer.

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.


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