Reply to post: Technical Details

Wanted – have you seen this MAC address: f8:e0:79:af:57:eb? German cops appeal for logs in bomb probe

Maelstorm

Technical Details

The MAC address (Media Access Control) is the hardware address that is in the ethernet frame header at layer 2. ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) binds the MAC address to an IP address that we all know and love. MAC addresses are hardware specific and can be changed. If the perpetrator is reading this, then they have either changed their MAC address or disposed of the device.

In case you are wondering, the first three octets describes the manufacturer.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY TECH NEWSLETTER

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020