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NUMBER OF MAC ADDRESS FOR AN LAYER 2 SWITCH

Question asked by vipin.vikraman on Nov 28, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 28, 2011 by kelli.glass

Hi every one,

 

                How many MAC address does an L2 switch have, does it have MAC address for each and every port or one MAC for the switch as a whole????say i have  scenario in which my host  is directly connected to a router through ethernet , what normally happens is that to start communication the host  finds the MAC address of the respective router interface through ARP broadcast, incase i place an L2 switch in between the host and the router , at that point  what would be the destination MAC adress for the host so that it can reach the router ?? Also again if i replace the L2 Switch with a L1 Switch/HUB what will be the destination MAC  in that case too ???

 

Vipin Vikraman

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