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Xtra to get the Mac Address of the computer (both PC and Mac)

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I need to get the Mac Address of the computer I am on (for serial generating purposes), but I haven't come across anything that would help, except for http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Platforms/Mac_Prog/Q_20452808.html      .  AJ_Brindley had created an xtra (it would seam) to do just this.  Does anyone know where I could get his xtra, or know of an Xtra or some straight forward way of doing this (no command prompts or shells please, and I would rather not program this xtra myself if it has already been done).

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MUS Xtra might be able to help.  I know it can get the local IP.  Might have some luck on Mac Address. You can also use the Shell Xtra from
http://staff.dasdeck.de/valentin/xtras/shell/
TO send commands and get back results from the OS Shell.
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It is a great xtra, I tried it out, but I am trying to avoid the shell access, as it can become very messy trying to isolate those things and I am trying to support OS 9 as well as OS X and Windows.
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I found this for the PC...
http://tenothree.com/xtras/To3GetMac.zip

It claims to get the Mac addresses (some Machines amy not have any if there is no network card.

You can also use ipConfig on the PC to store a text file you then read with the info, and applescript can do this on the Mac.

I don't know of any other method other than creating a custom Xtra.  We have done this in the past for things like parsing CSV files, etc, so Mac address shoudl not be that difficult to get bundled in an Xtra.
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Well I think I will just use the shell script as that is still OS X and Windows compatible.  Thanks for your help, it seams that you know your stuff.

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