Chapter 6

Address Resolution Protocol

Abstract

In this chapter, you will learn about the hardware addressing used in the data link layer frame and how it is found by the sender. We’ll talk a lot about the hardware addresses used on LANs, the MAC addresses.

You will learn about the ARP protocol, which is how IP stacks on LANs identify the hardware address that the destination field of the frame should use.

Keywords

address resolution; MAC address; hardware address

What You Will Learn

In this chapter, you will learn about the hardware addressing used in the data link layer frame and how it is found by the sender. We’ll talk a lot about the hardware addresses used on LANs, the MAC addresses.

You will learn about the ARP protocol, which is how IP stacks ...

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