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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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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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Do Bluetooth Devices have MAC address with the same specification as the MAC addresses of the Ethernet and Wi-Fi Network cards?

I recently found out that ZigBee devices have MAC addresses. ZigBee is more related to Bluetooth from what I know rather than Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Do Bluetooth devices such as phones, headphones, ...
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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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Finding Non-Cisco End Device IP Addresses Connected to Cisco Switch

I have Cisco catalyst switch, with many VLANs and address ranges. How do I find IP addresses connected to the switch that are not Cisco devices?
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ARP table is not updated with NMAP

Here is what I do and what happens : Let assume I have a device A with IP X.X.X.200 connected to the network I use Nmap to ping my local network, with the command "nmap --send-ip -sP 192.168.1.1/24" ...
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Does a switch MAC address table sync across all switches in the same VLAN?

Ok, I have read up about this 16K limit for the MAC address table, or better known as the CAM table, on certain switches. Lets say I have 14 different edge switches with that 16K limit, and I have ...
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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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How does a switch learn a switch table?

Say the switch table is empty. If computer A sends a frame destined to computer B, the switch will broadcast asking who has the mac address of B. What if C suddenly sends a frame to A? What is the ...
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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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How are MAC/IP addresses used in routing

I have to teach my sixth form about MAC Addresses and IP Addresses in a few weeks time and there are some areas I am unclear on which I am hoping some of you will be able to clarify for me. I have ...
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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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Can ISP know computer MAC address in local network?

There is a wifi network with 5 computers. When one of these computers request a URL from internet, Can ISP know the MAC Address of the computer that made request or phone's IMEI number? Are these ...
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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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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?
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Information passed through an access point to a router

We have WiFi routers that control access through ACL's. We would like to use Access Points (AP) to increase the range of the WiFi routers. Does the AP pass the MAC address of the client to the ...
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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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Possibly an issue with MAC aging

I've got three switches, one core switch/router (Brocade 6450) and two access switches (HP 2530) which are connected to the core switch. I also have a number of devices connected to the access ...
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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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How does a router know the destination mac?

so if I send a packet from a host to another from the same network we know the mac address of both the source and destination. However if the receiver is in a remote network the destination mac ...
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What is the bridging decision when getting ARP request?

Setup: Assume I have 3 VMs. VM1 VM2 and VM3. VM2 has two interfaces, say eth1 and eth3. eth1 is connected to VM1 physically and eth3 to VM3. I create a bridge on VM2 using brctl with eth1 and eth3. ...
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Is it possible to perform a Layer 2 (MAC address) traceroute?

I understand the difference between layer2 & layer3 and MAC & IP. I understand address resolution protocol, etc. But is there any way to do a traceroute that will show Layer 2 information? For ...
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Why we need ARP when each device has its own IP address?

I don't really understand Address Resolution Protocol (ARP). Why we need ARP when each device has its own IP address?
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locally vs universally administered MAC address? [duplicate]

Difference between locally and universally administered MAC address? What is the purpose of locally administered MAC address?
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Which MAC should be used: device MAC or Interface MAC?

My L3 switch has ~30 interfaces. If you look at the output below there are two MAC addresses showing in the results of the show interface command. The hardware address is the same for all interfaces. ...
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How do routers traverse packets to their destination?

Sorry in advance for such a noob set of questions. I understand that when set with the task of sending a packet to its destination, a computer first checks that the IP address of the destination is ...
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If ARP uses broadcast, can I find out MAC-Address AND IP with it?

I have a peripheral device, connected via Ethernet to my Ubuntu. I would like to find out its IP, and untofetunately no it is not cached in my ARP table. ARP broadcasts the messages to every ...
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Private IP vs MAC

What I know is that when we connect to another IP, our Public IP gets shared to the outside world, and when they address us they use our Public IP (gateway), and then the gateway directs the ...
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LANs with no router,just a switch(or hub)

Can a LAN be implemented just with a switch? If so,how is the communication completed?just by MAC addresses? When sending a frame from the source to the destination,and inbetween there is a switch,...
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Cisco ARP cache rewrites?

I know that the Cisco's default ARP entry expiration is 240 minutes, however how does the ARP table mechanism work when a different MAC address is seen using the same IP? In other words, if I move ...
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Changing MAC Address

On learning about MAC addresses i came across U/L bit in the first octet. Further on i learned that MAC address could be spoofed. If U/L bit switches according to MAC address modification , how ...
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What is responsible for dropping Layer 2 frames that's not addressed to it?

It's my understanding that if a network interface card (NIC) receives a Layer 1 packet, it will extract the Layer 2 frame from it, checks its destination MAC address, and if it is not addressed to it (...
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will wireless devices' MAC address be saved on layer 2 switch?

So I know that basically switches work like this (assuming 2 PCs are connected via Ethernet port) - the switch will store the mapping of the 2 PCs' MAC address and the switch ports in which they ...
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What are the various standard and industry practice ways to express a 48-bit MAC address?

My team builds software that allows MAC Addresses as user input. These addresses are often copy and pasted from various platforms in a variety of formats. Wikipedia documents MAC Address Notational ...
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How to find the MAC address of a router?

I'm trying to figure out the MAC address of my router. This picture is of using the command ipconfig: This picture is of using the arp -a command: I see it says my IPv4 address is 192.168.1.114, so ...
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Mac address and IP address in physical addressing in Data-Link layer

Framing is done in Data-Link layer. We give physical addresses there. Destination address, source address and MAC. If two PCs in different networks, we try to sent data from one another, we specify ...