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Actually, it does work. It looks like windows lists the interface assigned
with the default route of 0.0.0.0 first. Cool.

Not sure about nix as I only have one interface right now.

Good deal.  Thanks again

On 9/8/07, ara.t.howard <ara.t.howard / gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Sep 8, 2007, at 5:29 PM, X1 wrote:
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> > Quick question, what does first mean?
> >
> > Do you look at interface metrics or weights, or just the first
> > alphabetic interface?  Thx
>
> programs like 'ifconfig' dump out mac addrs in some order - i have no
> idea what that order is nor have made any effort to do so, esp on
> other platforms.
>
> basically the 'macaddr' gem just knows how to shell out and parse the
> output of the appropriate networking status command on various
> platforms and scrapes the output for macaddr looking tokens.
>
> so
>
> Mac.addr            #the first address seen in the output
> Mac.addr.list       #all mac addrs seen in the output (Array)
> Mac.addr.list.first #the first one, same as Mac.addr
>
> so far my uses of determining mac addr have simply been to get a
> unique id for things like encryption so i haven't cared *which* mac
> addr i found, only that i found *an* address.
>
> answer your question?
>
> kind regards.
>
> a @ http://drawohara.com/
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