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HP-UX 11i Version 3: February 2007

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lanscan — display LAN device configuration and status


lanscan [-ailmnpqv]


The lanadmin, lanscan, and linkloop commands are deprecated. See WARNINGS for more information.


lanscan displays the following information about each LAN device that has software support on the system:

  • Hardware Path.

  • Active Station Address (also known as Physical Address).

  • Card Instance Number

  • Hardware State.

  • Network Interface "NamePPA". The Network Interface "Name" and the "PPA" (Physical Point of Attachment) number are concatenated together. A single hardware device may have multiple "NamePPA" identifiers, which indicates multiple encapsulation methods may be supported on the device. For Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 links, the "Name" lan is used to designate Ethernet encapsulation, and snap for IEEE 802.3 encapsulation. For other links (FDDI, Token Ring), only the lan encapsulation designation is used.

  • Network Management ID.

  • MAC Type.

  • HP DLPI Supported. Indicates whether or not the lan device driver will work with HP's Common Data Link Provider Interface.

  • DLPI Major Number.

  • Extended Station Address for those interfaces which require more than 48 bits. This is displayed only when the -v option is selected.

  • Encapsulation Methods that the Network Interface supports. This is displayed only when the -v option is selected.


lanscan recognizes the following command-line options:


Display station addresses only. No headings.


Display interface names only. No headings.


Display information about PPAs that are acquired by APA. No headings.


Display MAC types only. No headings.


Display Network Managements IDs only. No headings.


Display PPA numbers only. No headings.


Same as -p, except link aggregate PPA's will be followed by a list of LAN interface PPA's that are configured in the corresponding link aggregate. No headings.


Verbose output. Two lines per interface. Includes displaying of extended station address and supported encapsulation methods.


lanscan does not display information about LAN devices that do not have software support such as LAN interface cards that fail to bind properly at boot-up time.


The lanadmin, lanscan, and linkloop commands are deprecated. These commands will be removed in a future HP-UX release. HP recommends the use of replacement command nwmgr(1M) to perform all network interface-related tasks.


lanscan was developed by HP.

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