NetBios tables, and IP to MAC address translation
Posted on 2001-08-29
I'm trying to programatically get the information which is returned by running the call nbtstat. Basically, I want to get a look at a computers Netbios Name Table. Unfortunately, all I have is the computers IP address.
From what I can tell, you can use the NetBios() call to get the Name table of a computer, but you need to have the computer's MAC address to make the NetBios() call. ( Actually, I'm not even sure that would work come to think of it. I'm on a different physical network than the computer I'm querying.) At any rate, I can't find a way to translate between IP and MAC. Win2k has SendArp() but I need something for general Win32. And writing my own arp driver appears to require raw socket access which has the same problem.
Can anyone tell me how to get the name table nbtstat will display to you. Am I on the right track? If so, how can I get the right MAC Address? Any tips appreciated.