It is just symantics. 8:0:20:ef::c0:ab is either an ethernet address or a
your choice. It is a 48 bit binary address expressed in hexidecimal unique
to the specific hardware network interface. On a Sparc system the address
is stored in the NVRAM. Traditionally Sun people call it an ethernet
address. MAC address is more like PC talk. But both terms refer to the
> Can someone point out the difference(s) between the ethernet address and
> the MAC address? I've had people swear they're different things, but
> have also had a Sun instructor say they're the same. I know what a MAC
> address is, so if an ethernet address isn't the same thing, what is it?
> Thanks in advance.
> Len Philpot