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How to dump the MAC address of devices attached to the Cisco Switch ?

Is it possible to obtain the MAC address on Window XP if I have the IP address of some devices ?

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yes

arp -a x.x.x.x   (x.x.x.x is the ip address of the device) any device it'll work..

even ther is a tool free download from the following link

http://www.colasoft.com/mac_scanner/

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Note that arp -a only grabs MAC address within the same broadcast domain. Arp uses broadcast and would not traverse routers.
If your Network is 192.168.1.0/24, arp-a would only give you Mac addresses of devices your computer communicated with.

If a device is in the same subnet on your computer and arp -a command does not pull the MAC address, ping that IP address and run arp -a again

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not sure what is the problem is
however run command prompt and type "ipconfig -all" and hit enter then it will list down all the details of all network interfaces.
Hope this solves the problem
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For a list of all the MAC Addresses attached to a switch and the ports attached on.

Run
show mac address-table
on the switch
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So, there is not way to tell the mac address on the other subnet on a server that could communicate with other subnet, correct ?

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Correct
Unless you manage the switch on the other subnet, then you can grab the mac on its local switch
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