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Windows 7: MAC Address Retrieval

12 Nov 2010   #1
Jackal

WIN 7 HP 64bit
 
 
MAC Address Retrieval

Hi guys,

ive got a server set up and wanted to know if it was possible to get the MAC address of people connected to the server.
Im hosting a gaming server which quiet frankly some do mess up the game with their hacks, i thought banning their MAC address would solve the problem, but i have no clue how to get it.

Any help would be much appreciated.



Thanks


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12 Nov 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jackal View Post
Hi guys,

ive got a server set up and wanted to know if it was possible to get the MAC address of people connected to the server.
Im hosting a gaming server which quiet frankly some do mess up the game with their hacks, i thought banning their MAC address would solve the problem, but i have no clue how to get it.

Any help would be much appreciated.



Thanks
Mac address isnt as helpful as IP. If they use 2 computers they will each have a different mac addy but the same IP. Yes you can ban by ip. Google it




Ken
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12 Nov 2010   #3
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Just remember that most users have a dynamic IP so what you ban today might be a completely different person tomorrow. On the other hand it's no big deal to spoof a mac address.
So if someone is determined enough you can't really stop him (via automated settings, that is) without blocking a whole ISP.
Don't those guys on your server have to have some kind of login name/ password combination?
In that case you only have to monitor the new applicants in order to keep the "riffraff" out.

-DG
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12 Nov 2010   #4
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

If your gaming people are on a local network, your router that is hosting dhcp
will tell you the MAC address's

If your looking to find out the MAC for people who are coming in from
outside IP's, you might be out of luck as the IP is probably assigned by
an ISP who's MAC would not do you any good.

But you might want to only allow certain IP's into your game server by
IP instead of MAC address's.

More info is necessary to give much of an intelligent answer such as
how they are connecting to your game server..

Rich
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12 Nov 2010   #5
Jackal

WIN 7 HP 64bit
 
 

thanks for the help guys, i might just stick with IP banning then
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