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Finding the mac address on 4255 IPS appliance

I have a 4255 IPS appliance, and this device has 5 GE interfaces.

 

I am trying to find the mac addresses for all these interfaces. The "sho int" at the CLI doesn't show it, nor do they appear in IME.

 

Where can I see them?

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when the sensor boot up, you

when the sensor boot up, you can see the MAC address of interfaces.

Rising star

The 5 GigE sensing interfaces

The 5 GigE sensing interfaces do have have MAC addresses.

In Promiscious Mode, they do not transmit anything (except possibly a TCP reset, but it will spoof the MAC address on the reset).

In In-Line Mode the IPS sensor is transparant at Layer 2 and will pass Ethernet frames unaltered (unless a signature is set to drop or alter the frame, of course).

The Management Interface DOES have a MAC address.

- Bob

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Enthusiast

when the sensor boot up, you

when the sensor boot up, you can see the MAC address of interfaces.

Rising star

The 5 GigE sensing interfaces

The 5 GigE sensing interfaces do have have MAC addresses.

In Promiscious Mode, they do not transmit anything (except possibly a TCP reset, but it will spoof the MAC address on the reset).

In In-Line Mode the IPS sensor is transparant at Layer 2 and will pass Ethernet frames unaltered (unless a signature is set to drop or alter the frame, of course).

The Management Interface DOES have a MAC address.

- Bob

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