- on Education & Information
- Published in issue 12/2010 on page 36
E-Labs Inside section
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.