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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nmap and arp-scan inconsistent IP-MAC results

I seem to get variable and inconsistent results for the IP/MAC addresses from a particular machine, using nmap or arp-scan. The machine has 3 interfaces, and this is what it shows: $ uname -a Linux ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Configuring additional static IP for Guest Machine

I am trying to bind my Guest machine to respond on my second public IP address. Sometimes it works automatically by DHCP just by configuring my MAC address, sometimes it doesn't work at all. All I ...
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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 ...
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How to detect on Linux that given MAC (HWaddr) is a virtual MAC and will change after rebooting?

Is it possible on Linux to detect automatically that given MAC (HWaddr in ifconfig output) is a virtual MAC and will change after rebooting. or alternatively is there a way to detect virtual network ...