connect via ssh using mac address

sudo arp -s 00:35:cf:56:b2:2g temp && ssh root@
Instead of looking for the right ip address, just pick whatever address you like and set a static ip mapping.

By: svg
2009-09-11 07:49:28

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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?
clindseysmith · 660 weeks and 4 days ago
@clindseysmith yes, it does.
svg · 660 weeks and 4 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.
clindseysmith · 660 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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