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client mac address using http protocol

 
krishan gopal gupta
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is it possible to get client mac address using http protocol and display on jsp page.
I need this mac address to register corresponding system to the user who is using that system.
I read earlier post related to this but that is too old... any new API came for that.
 
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No, HTTP has no provisions for that. Neither does HTML, unless you consider using an ActiveX control or a signed applet, both unappealing solutions.

But how does a MAC address identify a user? Surely several users might use the same computer, and one user might use several computers... ?
 
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Thanks Dittmer ,
I need to register user on that name hardware was issued ....
if my server is running in same LAN then it is possible ?
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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