How do I find my MAC address on RHEL 7.3? When I ran ifconfig -a | grep HWaddr, nothing showed. It's an EC2 instance, if that means any deviation from the norm.


The command ip link shows the MAC address on all interfaces.

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  • is it the link/ether field under eth0? – amphibient Feb 8 '17 at 16:05
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    Yes, that is the MAC address. If it is not applicable, like for the loopback interface, 00:00:00:00:00:00 is shown instead. – Johan Myréen Feb 8 '17 at 17:47

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