Questions tagged [mac-address]

For questions about Media Access Control (MAC) address which is used as the OSI layer-2 address for many OSI layer-2 protocols.

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Valid MAC addresses [closed]

I have a problem which asks which of the following MAC addresses represents a valid MAC address: 00-ab-29-fg-17-39 00:65:2d:4f:3c:9b 01:23:45:67:89:ab 01-23-45-67-89-ab I know there ...
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2 machines can have the same link-local address, in the correct context. What context?

I don't get in what context multiple interfaces/machines can have the same link-local address. Thanks in advance.
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Is it possible to access 127.0.0.xxx in anyway [closed]

So I've been configuring my network at work. We've got a lot of devices from NAS servers to Dante AoIP devices. While configuring some of my devices I managed to set the IP adress of one device to ...
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Is an IP address necessary for a gateway?

When a IP sends something to another host outside the same subnet, it constructs a packet (L3) with the target IP being the IP of the target host, but the frame (L2) has the destination address = ...
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Why is default gateway in routers configuration usually set as an IP address?

I mean why not just: a MAC address? It should eliminate the need in ARP requests asking for gateway address. Also it should eliminate the need in changing IP addresses in settings when gateway IP is ...
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What allows Pulse Secure to prefix MAC Addresses used for DHCP proxying with 55:4E?

I've been looking at traffic logs generated by a Pulse Secure appliance (formerly Juniper Pulse Secure) and have noticed that when the appliance generates a MAC Address it prefixes that address with ...
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How to discover a host when you don't know its mac, ip and subnet?

I have a network switch and I don't know its ip nor mac address nor even subnet. I need to get all this information. Yes, there are tools like nmap and arp-scan, but the problem is they all need an ...
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How to determine BSSID from MAC Address

As I know BSSID is derived from MAC Address, but I have no idea how it is derived and what pattern is used. Since there might be multiple BSSIDs from a device, I want to get all the BSSID that could ...
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How to extract destination MAC from PCAP? [closed]

I have PCAPs collected at the Raspberry Pi (from this paper). I want to extract the following headers: Ether header (3) IP header (12) TCP header (10) UDP header (4) Then convert the PCAP into csv....
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How to get IP address of device from its MAC address on network?

Though it seems possible duplicate of this question. But the need to ask this question again is to simplify the scenario and the demands to just finding the IP address of the device. The network in ...
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Understanding EUI-64

I was reading Forouzan's book. It says following: In IPv4 addressing, there is not a specific relation between the hostid (at the IP level) and link-layer address (at the data-link layer) because ...
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152 bit hardware address in dhcp binding?

When listing MAC addresses on a Cisco ISR DHCP service, I get a long list of hardware addresses, one per IP address, but for one IP I get an address so long it runs onto three lines. The other ...
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Why the first octet of a MAC address always end with a binary 0?

I stumbled upon a piece of code on GitHub: https://github.com/adeverteuil/bash-ula-generator/blob/master/gen-ula.sh # Generate an EUI64 from the MAC address # as described in RFC 3513 # https://tools....
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How data travel from a node to a destination IP address? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a lot of devices which connect to a single switch, and the switch itself connects to a router which provide Internet connection. Whenever an application on a node needs to ...
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Does a router send its own mac address or the mac address of the user?

When a request is made, does the router send its own mac address or the mac address of its user? Does it send the mac address at all? My specific case is the following: I am getting a 4g sim card to ...
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Is it possible to propagate MAC address back to sender?

Let me first to tell me what I know, please correct me if I am wrong. I know when Ethernet frame travels across the internet then Layer 3 data (Source and Destination IP) remains same and Layer 2 ...
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Cisco Nexus 6k mac move detection not working

My device is cisco Nexus 6001 Chassis (one unit dc switch) # show version ... kickstart: version 7.2(1)N1(1) system: version 7.2(1)N1(1) ... I've configured mac move detection: # conf t # mac ...
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Broadcast Timer [duplicate]

This question is regarding in the process of L2 MAC Address learning. As we know, if a sender sends a packet to some receiver host which switch doesn't know, it will broadcast for learning. Assume an ...
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Different MAC addresses [closed]

What happens if a host on the network receives an IP packet with a MAC source address that differs from the MAC address in the local ARP table for that source IP. The ARP table entry for that IP was ...
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What happens when a switch receives a packet with an unknown source MAC address?

The CAM table cannot be populated with the source address so other action must be taken. Is the switch going to drop the packet?
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How can I search for MAC addresses on local network without referencing any IP addresses [closed]

I think there is an IoT device on my network that has lost its IP address or IP address has been corrupted by a power surge. I want to scan MAC address to see if it is still 'hiding' on my network. I ...
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Is destination MAC address is always end point MAC address? [duplicate]

To simplify if the destination is on a separate network would the source still does ARP request or does it uses default GW's MAC as destination MAC?
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Is this possible (NAT??)

I have a device on another network, say it's IP is 10.1.1.1 I want to ping it from my own network, say host 192.168.1.1, but I want to ping an address in my local segment to do so,so 192.168.1.2. Is ...
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Confusions regarding byte and bit ordering of Ethernet Frame

I understand the concept of Endianess regarding numbers because there the bit significance is well defined. But when applied to things like Ethernet frame or Mac address, things are so clear to me, ...
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ARP table updated when receive message

I'm studying networking and I have a question about when an ARP table should update. Consider this scenario: Host A has the MAC address of host B in its ARP table. Host B's ARP table is empty. ...
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ARP behaviors between hosts connected via switches

In a scenario like the following, where different hosts are connected via switches only, I'm not sure how the ARP packets will look like when A wants to send an IP packet to B. I assumed all the ...
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Setting Destination MAC address for RTP/UDP packets

I have a requirement where I have to send the UDP packet to a destination multicast IPv6 address. In addition to that the packets must also have corresponding destination multicast MAC address set. I ...
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Finding MAC address with OUI List

I'm in the process of labeling the interfaces of my Cisco 3750G with descriptions referencing the device type that is associated with that port. I understand that I am able to run a show mac address-...
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Getting the IP Address from a device

I got some kind of "router" from another department and they want to know the IP address. I connected it for "testing" purpose on the switch at our place. I know the switch and port its connected to ...
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Why would a switch ever send an ARP request for a MAC address when it can just wait for the first packet to be received from a device?

I've been reading 'Windows Networking Fundamentals' and in that book it says that a switch can learn what MAC address is associated with a particular port when the connected device makes its first ...
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Why the ARP packet contains values like “Physical Address length” etc?

From what i know,MAC addresses are made of 48 bits,while IPv4 addresses are 32 bits Why are there these header fields? Are there MAC addresses with more or less 48 bits?
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Is IP an abstraction

If packets "hop" from network device to network device across networks using MAC addresses, resolved by ARP, does this suggest that IP is essentially an abstraction? By abstraction, I mean, the ...
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MAC Address Filtering Fortinet v6.0

I am having trouble configuring mac filtering. I do not use DHCP but am trying to figure out a way to set a mac address on a port and create a rule to block that specific mac address. So when I try ...
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Obtaining packet switch-port information via a mirrored port?

When sampling a mirrored port of a switch, is there any means of determining the switch-port information of the packet? Since Ethernet packets do not contain this information, I assume the answer is ...
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Mac Address Flapping and switches

Is mac address flapping the reason why switches don't exchange switching information just like routers exchange routing information?
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Client timeout for Cisco IOS Static DHCP Pool

I'm not a network admin, but I have an old Cisco Catalyst 3560 for my network. I've successfully set up a DHCP Pool: ip dhcp pool 192.168.0.0 network 192.168.0.0 255.255.255.0 default-router 192....
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What is the meaning/translation of a MAC address?

For an instance : 00:0a:95:9d:68:16 I wonder if 00, 0a, 68 or 16 etc, has some specific meaning or can be translated, like giving the vendor information, date of issuing etc?
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MAC Address not resolving when IPSec VPN in place

I've created an IPSec VPN connection between two Mikrotik routers. They are connecting via IKEv2. Inside our two networks, we have a printer spooler which needs the printer's MAC address to verify it'...
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Is a network interface supposed to have no more than one MAC address?

Is a network interface supposed to have no more than one MAC address? Since a network interface is free to have more than one IP addresses, is IP address a way of multiplexing MAC address, if a ...
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Will the Sticky MAC access policy prevent unauthorized hubs from connecting to a network?

We have Meraki MS 250 switches. I have discovered some personal hubs attached to the network and want to ensure these devices wont work on the network to discourage the behavior. From what I can see,...
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How is Ethernet traffic sent between computers with multiple switches in-between? [duplicate]

I've wondered how Ethernet packets sent from Laptop-A to Laptop-B on the local network segment are delivered, when multiple switches are in-between. For hubs, that just replicates the packet on all ...
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How does a system know the local gateways MAC address for given IP address [duplicate]

Assuming you have the following network structure. Knowing the IP address of the WWW-Server, system A wants to send an IP packet. As I understand the destination MAC address has to be in the same ...
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Wireshark remote hosts

I configured a rip network. I connected two PCS to router 1, router 1 is connected to router 2 and PC 3 is connected to router 2. When I pinged PC 3 and looked at this in wireshark, in the source it ...
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Juniper EX4300 / MAC limiting SNMP trap

I have the following device and configuration: Model: ex4300-32f Junos: 17.3R3-S3.3 show configuration groups GLOBAL-SNMP { snmp { client-list MANAGERS { 10.8.9.0/28; } community TEST-COMMUNITY ...
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How to display entire MAC address table on HP switches

I want to display the whole MAC address table without needing to press 'space' for the next page, so that if there are 50 entries in the table I'd be able to view them with a single command. I'm ...
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Does every host on the LAN share the same ARP table, or do hosts keep them individually?

I'm just learning about ARP. I'm a little bit confused. My confusion is better explained in a scenario. Host A is communicating with Host B. Host A knows Host B's IP address, but not it's MAC address....
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MAC Table vs ARP

I understand that for a switch to learn a MAC address, if host A wanted to send data to Host B the switch learns host A MAC and places it in the MAC table. If it doesn't know where the MAC (for Host B)...
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Switch and mac address table

I thought that a switch learnt the mac addresses by the computers sending out packets. However when I configured 2 switches, and 2 pc's, 1 pc connected to 1 switch, the other pc connected to the other ...
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Is an IP address assigned only to something with a Mac address?

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_address An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol ...
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Port security on a cisco switch - predefined source MAC address and maximum number of MAC addresses

With port security on a Cisco switch, if you configure 1 source MAC address, does that also set the maximum MAC addresses to only one?