• on Education & Information
  • Published in issue 12/2010 on page 36
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MAC Addresses

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MAC Addresses

Network interfaces all have a Media Access Control (MAC) address, a unique code which allows them to be recognized on the network. The MAC address is usually shown in hexadecimal form as defined by the IEEE-802 standard, there are 281,474,976,710,656 (2566) unique addresses. There is already a new standard because there is the expectation that sooner or later this series of unique numbers will run out.

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