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MAC == 000000000000. Is it possible???

Igor I. Shulz
Frequent Advisor

MAC == 000000000000. Is it possible???

ARP tables for one of the hosts in my network (GSP-card for rp8400 server) holds
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 000000-000000

I see this value in ProCurve switch's arp-table and in any other host in the network too. Is it really possible? Or this is some fake?

Thank you,

--Igor
3 REPLIES
Alexander Chuzhoy
Honored Contributor

Re: MAC == 000000000000. Is it possible???

In my company this can happend when some fresh developer forgets to configure beta version "white mode" device.
Igor I. Shulz
Frequent Advisor

Re: MAC == 000000000000. Is it possible???

Hmm...

Sorry, what is 'white mode' ?

--Igor
Alexander Chuzhoy
Honored Contributor

Re: MAC == 000000000000. Is it possible???

"white mode" it's when there's a software being tested (in my case software is router's/switch's operating system) vs "black mode" when there's a device.
someone during those tests should manually assign MAC address.If he forgets -you can find such entries in ARP table.