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connect via ssh using mac address

Terminal - connect via ssh using mac address
sudo arp -s 192.168.1.200 00:35:cf:56:b2:2g temp && ssh root@192.168.1.200
2009-09-11 07:49:28
User: svg
Functions: arp ssh sudo
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connect via ssh using mac address

Instead of looking for the right ip address, just pick whatever address you like and set a static ip mapping.

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
ssh root@`for ((i=100; i<=110; i++));do arp -a 192.168.1.$i; done | grep 00:35:cf:56:b2:2g | awk '{print $2}' | sed -e 's/(//' -e 's/)//'`
2009-09-09 04:32:20
User: gean01
Functions: arp awk grep sed ssh
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Connect to a machine running ssh using mac address by using the "arp" command

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Does this require the chosen address to be on the same subnet as the computer from which you are ssh-ing?

Comment by clindseysmith 265 weeks and 3 days ago

@clindseysmith yes, it does.

Comment by svg 265 weeks and 3 days ago

@svg this doesn't work for me. My two devices are both connected to a CISCO 2960 switch. Maybe my switch is being too fancy? My issue is that I'm swapping devices on and off my test network as I test them before fielding them. Each device has its MAC printed on it but I don't know for sure what IP the last person to configure the device used... so I thought this command would be perfect but I can't seem to get it to work.

Comment by clindseysmith 264 weeks and 6 days ago

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