Crate mac_address

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mac_address provides a cross platform way to retrieve the MAC address of network hardware. See the Wikipedia entry for more information.

Supported platforms: Linux, Windows, MacOS, FreeBSD



  • Possible errors when attempting to retrieve a MAC address.
  • An error that may occur when parsing a MAC address string.


  • Calls the OS-specific function for retrieving the MAC address of the first network device containing one, ignoring local-loopback.
  • Attempts to look up the MAC address of an interface via the specified name. NOTE: On Windows, this uses the FriendlyName field of the adapter, which is the same name shown in the “Network Connections” Control Panel screen.
  • Attempts to look up the interface name via MAC address.