Software

MACadd gets an API update

Kevin Wells has released a new version of MACadd, an application that retrieves information about the vendor associated with a given MAC address, and displays it to the user.

Every network interface, such as the ethernet port on a computer for example, has a unique identifier assigned to it called a MAC (media access control) address – the first part of which can be used to identify the organisation to which the address has been assigned – these identifiers are assigned by the IEEE Standards Organisation.

Using Wget to pull the necessary data from the MAC Vendors website, MACadd is able to display information such as the company the address was assigned to, its address and home country, and more besides.

The update brings takes application from version 1.00 to version 1.01, with the change behind it being to use a different API provider.

Kevin has also uploaded a short video demonstrating MACadd in use.