Sometimes it can be useful to know the physical address of a network interface (MAC address), to perform some configuration and/or troubleshooting.
Find the MAC address
On the most of the systems this information can be retrieved using the ifconfig or the netstat commands but this is not true for IBM AIX.
To get the MAC address, use the lscfg as root as follow:
Command: displaying the MAC address of the interface <INTERFACE>
To retrieve the MAC address of the interface ent0:
Command: displaying the MAC address of the interface ent0
ent0 U787B.001.DNW7722-P1-T9 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX PCI-X Adapter (14108902)
2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX PCI-X Adapter:
Hardware Location Code……U787B.001.DNW7722-P1-T9
Device Type: network
Physical Location: U787B.001.DNW7722-P1-T9