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Is there any mac address for serial interface ?

shankarreddy786
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HI

I want to know that is there any mac address for serial interface in router ? If exit how can i know that mac address?

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adamtodd16
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No there is not.

MAC is Media Access Control. A MAC address is relevant in Multi-Access networks like Ethernet where you have several hosts on the same network. In such a network, you have to do an ARP broadcast to find the MAC address of the host, so you can send packets address to it and it only.

 

A serial line has only two ends, so it is fairly obvious where to send the packets. That is why a serial line doesn't have a MAC address. Usually. Or does it?

 

HTH

Sandy

thanqs

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