I have a system with three NICs. The MAC addresses of the NICs are:
I put NICs 1 and 3 into a bridge and Windows reports the MAC address of the bridge as 2:208:201:168:25:71.
My questions are:
1) What does a MAC address of a software bridge even mean?
2) How is Windows computing what the MAC address of the bridge? It looks like it is a combination of the MAC addresses of 1 and 3 somehow, but I would like to know exactly how it is being calculated if anyone knows.
The reason I care about this is that the generated MAC address of the bridge (2:208:201:168:25:71) actually conflicts with another NIC on a different machine on my network and is causing problems.