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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Solaris doesn't know which MAC address to use to send an UDP multicast message

I have a pair of Solaris 10 boxes which are supposed to send multicast UDP packets to a group of hosts. One of them works just fine, whereas the other one does not. The problem with the second ...
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iptables is occasionally logging MAC addresses. Why?

I have logging enabled on specific iptables packet drops. The rules I'm using are IP/port related only and this is what I can easily see in the logs, however occasionally I do get MAC address ...
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Windows Server 2008 ARP Cache Poisioning

Recently ran into a very strange problem. Several applications were having issues communication through our F5 Load-Balancer. When we looked into it we found that the router had an incorrect ARP and ...
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Virtual interfaces with different MAC addresses

I try to figure out how to set up two logical network interfaces (at one physical interface) with separate MAC addresses on a Linux machine. My first attempt was to use macvlan which seemed to work ...
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Redirect traffic on port 80 into apache for unknown macs, and into squid for some macs

I have a linux box behaving like a router that handles two network interfaces: eth0 for internet and eth1 for LAN. I set up iptables in order to redirect all the web traffic coming by the LAN into a ...
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Packetfence & Aruba

I have a fresh install of a PacketFence (PF) server. Also, I have an Aruba networks AccessPoint (API-205), which I am using to send the users to the Captive Portal in PF. But the captive portal ...
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Spoofing a duplicate MAC address on an interface not connecting to the network where the original MAC is

I'm trying to run a PHP project on a test server. The project uses an internal framework that has been modified so it will only run on the production server by checking the MAC address in eth0, and ...
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calculate reserved ip address based on mac address

Is it possible to calculate ip address based on mac address for isc-dhcp server? For example: 'aa:aa:aa:aa:aa:x' => '10.10.10.x' I have following in dhcpd.conf: subnet 10.10.10.0 netmask 255.255....
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Polycom VOIP phone seems to mask the secondary device's MAC address from a Cisco switch

When I have a Polycom VOIP phone plugged into a Cisco switch and a laptop plugged into the Polycom phone I get the following. 1) The phone goes into the voice VLAN as expected. 2) The laptop goes ...
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Can't find IPMI mac address

The MAC address listed under ipmitool lan print seems to be incorrect, since there is no entry in the arp cache for the set ip address, 10.224.242.121: # arp 10.224.242.121 10.224.242.121 (10.224.242....
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MAC ID Binding to IP on Windows

Is there a way i can bind a certain IP to have traffic allowed if it has a certain MAC ID on windows routing and remote access or network policies? Basically Associated MAC ID to IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx ...
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Does the IP -> Ethernet multicast address mapping ambiguity matter for IGMP snooping switches?

There are 2^28 possible IP multicast addresses, but only 2^23 possible Ethernet (MAC) multicast addresses (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc957928.aspx), which is why e.g. 224.1.1.1 gets ...
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Possible MAC conflict in ESX

I have two virtual machines that are 10.1.1.10 and 10.1.1.20 in an ESX. I try to access theses machines by another network 192.168.1.0/24. The problem is that when I can ping one machine, I can not ...
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Ping server NETBIOS name returns wrong IP and “Destination host unreachable”

Problem server is Windows 2008 R2 VM running on VMWare ESXi 4 host. Single network adapter manually assigned single IP address (192.168.1.11). When I ping the server from any other network computer, ...
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How to create DHCP reservations with long hardware address?

DHCP is managed by a Windows 2008r2 server. I want to convert a lease into a reservation so the IP will be fixed. Normally, I create a reservation based on the assigned IP address, and when the lease ...
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Duplicate MAC address in VMware deploying from template

I am trying to deploy a VM from a template. This template has been used dozens of times before; nothing special. The problem is that seemingly out of nowhere when I deploy a VM, it's giving it the ...
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Can ISC-DHCP bind to Option 82 rather than Mac Addresses?

We use option 82 information to limit leases presently in ISC-DHCP using a spawn with statement for our billing subclass. This keeps a single household/business from obtaining more leases than they ...
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Keepalived failover not working for Static NAT target behind Cisco ASA

I've got a Cisco ASA[0] with a pair of Linux boxes in the DMZ running Keepalived and HAproxy acting as a load-balancing failover pair for another pair of Windows servers, also in the DMZ. I'm ...
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dhcpd.conf rule-based mapping

We have ~100 physical nodes which can host a large number of VMs apiece. We need to set up dhcpd on one machine to distribute addresses in a predictable fashion based on MAC address. We'd like to go ...
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“match hardware” in dhcpd.conf not working

I've been trying to get mac addresses with a certain OUI into a certain address pool. I haven't been able to get it to work at all. Here is a snippet of my dhcpd.conf and how it's applied. class "...
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Netgear Prosafe SRX5308 config with Virgin Superhub

We have just bought a Netgear Prosafe SRX5308 to provide load balancing with our 4 internet connections, but I am struggling to get it configured with our Virgin Media connection. The auto-detect ...
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Changing source MAC address of routed packets

I have linux box with one network interface and IP forwarding enabled. Let's say my IP address is 192.168.1.1 and MAC is 11:11:11:11:11:11. When a packet which is not targeted for my host arrives, it ...
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burnt Switches connected directly to the internet

We got a setup with a switch between the cable modem/bridge and the two router ports. We burn this switch every 6 months, and it has to be replaced. Symptoms are heavy packet loss or in general very ...
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Dnsmasq - assign different subnets based on MAC address “family”

I have an experimental network with about 60 client machines. The client MAC addresses are all divided into 3 "families" with different address beginnings. The server is an Ubuntu machine running ...
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ARP cache getting null mac over a bridge

I have an interface eno1 and a bridge br0 $ ifconfig br0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 inet 192.168.250.53 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.250.255 ...
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Cannot find a device attached to network

My work has a wireless alarm system installed, and we recently got a wireless camera to add to it (made by the same company, it simply plug-n-plays). The alarm system uses a small router like device ...
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How to set a specific mac addres in docker

I'm trying to set a specific mac address in docker using the following command but it's not working docker run --lxc-conf="lxc.network.hwaddr=ec:g6:bb:98:9c:d3" -i -t 0d14 anything wrong with the ...
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Server is using MAC address of eth1 when connecting to eth0?

I have a server with 10.10.1.1 on eth0 and 10.10.2.1 on eth1. The routing table has 10.10.1.254 as it's default gateway. There's a freenas box on 10.10.1.200 which keeps reporting that 10.10.1.1 has ...
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Wireless Client missing from MAC table

I am currently having problems with Wireless Clients loosing network connectivity, though still displaying a connection to their Wireless Access Point. I have 4 Wireless APs, each a Cisco WAP321 ...
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Do some network administrators assign MAC addresses with an unassigned OUI?

I am in a situation where I have observed MAC addresses on a network that do not belong to any assigned OUI range, and this is causing some issues. I suspect the cause here is a heavy use of ...
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Network access sometimes lost, disabling port security temporary solves?

I have network based primarily on Edge-Core managed switched. Port security with max mac count = 1 is enabled, DHCP snoopping enabled. Some clients have troubles with accesing network, but when I ...