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How To Get Visitors Mac Address In PHP

Last Updated : Jan 1, 2023

How To Get Visitors Mac Address In PHP

In this tutorial we will show you the solution of how to get visitors mac address in php, as we know MAC address is a hardware identifier that uniquely identifies each device on a network.

Here we getting visitors mac address by exec() method it is used to run an external program in php.

It returns the last line from the result of the command. To get the MAC address, pass the parameter ‘getmac’ which returns the MAC address of the client.

Step By Step Guide On How To Get Visitors Mac Address In PHP :-

Like we seen above here we using exec() method with parameter ‘getmac’ so we can easily retrieve clients mac address when they visiting and we stored that address to variable ‘$mac’.

Then we passing mac address of $mac to strtok() method for splitting string into small tokens.

Usually strtok() method used to splits a string into smaller strings with each token being delimited by any character from token.

The result of tokenized mac address updated on original variable $mac then we printed on webpage.

$mac=strtok($mac,' ');
echo "MAC address of server is: $mac";
  1. A php script can be placed anywhere in the document. A php script starts with <?php and end with ?>.
  2. The default file extension for php files is “.php” and php statements end with ‘;’ semicolon.
  3. In php when define a variable we need to use ‘$’ symbol before variable name and we don’t need to add data types because it can automatically associates data type to the variable depending on its value.
  4. Here we created variable ‘$mac’ and we used exec() method for generate external php file for collect last line command then we passed ‘getmac’ parameter for gets the mac address then we stored to variable ‘$mac’.
  5. Using strtok() method we splitting mac address into multi tokens after we updated this result on $mac variable.
  6. Finally we printed result using echo() method on webpage. By using this method we can easily identify clients mac address.
  7. As we know MAC address is an important element of computer networking. MAC addresses uniquely identify a computer on the LAN. Mac is an essential component, it required for network protocols like TCP/IP to function.
  8. The echo is used to display the output of parameters that are passed to it. It displays the outputs of one or more strings separated by commas.

Conclusion :-

In conclusion we are able to know how to get visitors MAC address using php.

First we need to start our xampp server then we load this program on browser we can see result of displayed MAC address on webpage.

Mainly mac address used for transfer data between source and resource as data packets and we can also easily found our device on networks if we need to work protocols we need mac and ip addresses.

I hope this tutorial on how to get visitors mac address in php helps you and the steps and method mentioned above are easy to follow and implement.

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