I have to develop a scrip that will find an IP address given a MAC address on a Cisco switch. The script must be written for a Unix server and run in intervals of about 30 minutes.
I should say that I am a complete novice in this matter, but I am a quick learner.
The issue is, I live on a small island, and my MacBook Pro was stolen, but I have my MAC address. The local ISP will help me locate the laptop if I write a script to associate an IP with my MAC. It should run about every 30 seconds and notify both the network administrator and me. I am a programmer but this is unfamiliar territory for me. I would greatly appreciate some guidance.