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Not to be confused with mac-address tag, Media Access Control is a sublayer of the OSI data link layer that provides addressing and channel access control mechanisms. It resides between the LLC sublayer and the physical layer.

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Why is RTS/CTS optional for IEEE 802.11?

In wikipedia it is stated: Request to Send (RTS) frame: The RTS and CTS frames provide an optional collision reduction scheme for access points with hidden stations. A station sends a RTS frame as ...
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How do we prevent loss of sensitive information from MAC spoofing?

While IP addresses are often dynamically assigned during runtime, hardware addresses (so called MAC addresses) are usually statically allotted when a network interface card is manufactured. What ...
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Layer 2 Switch Mac Address

I know a layer 2 switch floods the frame out asking who has a certain mac address. My question is how does it know what mac address to ask for in the first place? Scenario: A brand new switch is ...