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MAC/IP Address Lookup

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Is there any tool that anyone knows of to look up a machine's IP address or NetBIOS name from their MAC address.
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Question by:balabaster
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by:Bing CISM / CISSP
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ARP -A lists all IPs and its MAC addresses. Type ARP -? for for information.
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by:balabaster
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This doesn't allow you to search by MAC address though, you have to ping every machine and then do ARP -A to return the MAC address.  What I want to do is query by MAC address, and be told what the IP address is:

ie.

C:\>MACSearch 00-30-A0-0B-CE-F0-A3
MAC Address: 00-30-A0-0B-CE-F0-A3
IP Address: 193.48.126.27

C:\>

Or even better, if there is a windows tool that does this.
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TSchock earned 50 total points
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you find a trial version of grep for Windows 95/NT at
http://www.unixdos.com/

arp -a | grep 123.23.45.67

the answer is one line with
123.23.45.67     08-20-56-34-23-56     dynamic
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by:TSchock
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BTW: you have not to ping each machine, try ping 123.123.123.0 to ping the network
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by:balabaster
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I get destination host unreachable when I ping 123.123.123.0, I get the same response when I ping our own network
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by:Bing CISM / CISSP
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TSchock's answer is same as my first answer, except using filter. In fact, there is no need to use UNIX like command Grep, use DOS Find command instead.
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