A Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on the physical network segment.

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Why couldn't MAC addresses be used instead of IPv4|6 for networking? [closed]

I am reading up on TCP/IP and other related protocols and technologies. MAC addresses are described as being (reasonably :) unique, and as having a large possibility space (several hundred trillions), ...
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What range of MAC addresses can I safely use for my virtual machines?

I want to assign my virtual machines MAC addresses so that I can configure DHCP reservations for them so that they always get the same IP address regardless of which host hypervisor they are running ...
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VirtualBox Import & Same Mac Address

Exported Virtual Box VM (CentOS 5.5 with Guest Additions Installed) - Success Imported CentOS VM Successfully on another Windows Machine via Windows Batch Problem : VM After Import retains the same ...
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Assign DHCP IPs for specific MAC prefixes on Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 for my DHCP server. We are about to switch over to a VoIP system and Cisco VoIP phones. I would like to assign a specific range of IPs to these phones which will ...
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VirtualBox cloned Ubuntu Server network error

I run a number of virtual servers on my network and I want to be able to easily clone base installations of Ubuntu Server. I use the VBoxManage command to clone the actual hard disk and I then create ...
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multiple MAC addresses on one physical network interface (linux)

Simple question: How can I setup multiple MAC addresses on one physical network interface (linux)? Why? My ISP is checking ip<->mac on GW and I d like to route traffic through my "linuxbox" and ...
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how to generate a random MAC address from the Linux command line

How do I generate a random MAC address from the Linux command line? I search for a solution that only requires standard tools commonly found on the Linux command line. The MAC address will be used ...
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Ethernet frames: what are the source and destination MAC addresses?

Imagine you have some network configured like this +-----+ +------+ +------+ +-----+ |comp.|---|bridge|---|router|---|comp.| | A |---| B |---| C |---| D | +-----+ +------+ ^ ...
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Assign DHCP IPs for specific MAC prefixes

I'm running a ISC DHCPd server for my network serving a number of subnets. One of the things I would like to do is assign a specific range of IPs to hosts with a common MAC prefix (ex. 00:01:02). ...
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Is a Network Switch IP-Aware?

I have some very trivial basic questions about networking, but I find varying information on that, so I just wanted to settle this. As far as I understand a Network Switch handles traffic ...
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ARP responds with single MAC address on Linux server with multiple interfaces on the same network

Linux server has 2 active network interfaces: IF:eth1 IP:192.168.1.1/24 MAC:11:11:11:11:11:11 (1GbE) IF:eth2 IP:192.168.1.2/24 MAC:22:22:22:22:22:22 (10GbE) The idea is that the ...
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Why are eth0 and vmbr0 (bridge) having the same MAC addresses?

I configured my Debian (with KVM on board) as following: /etc/network/interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet manual auto vmbr0 iface vmbr0 inet static address ...
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How to get a report of all mac addresses on another subnet?

We have an MPLS consisting of two branches: Location1 and Location2. I am using the Softperfect netscan to report all ip addresses and mac addresses of devices on Location1 where my workstation is ...
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Multiple NICs with IPs from same network at Linux host respond to a single MAC

CentOS host is armed with multiple NICs. All NICs are bound to the same subnetwork (let it be 10.0.0.0/24). Their IP configuration is provided with DHCP server (as reservations). While trying to get ...
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Connectivity issues when setting guest MAC to the same as the host MAC on ESXi 5

I am using VMWare ESXi 5. The ESXi 5 host has a NIC with the MAC XXXX:XXXX:XXXX I have created a console port for that card. I have added a new guest named COMP and manually assigned the MAC address ...