A Media Access Control address is a unique identifier assigned to a network interface used for network communication. A MAC address is assigned to a device by the manufacturer and so this address, unlike an IP address, is not normally changed. MAC addresses are represented in notation by six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by hyphens or colons: for example, 01:23:45:67:89:ab.
A FortiGate can identify network devices using MAC addresses.
Bruce has been working with computers, and related technology, since before the World Wide Web was a thing. He has worked in system and network administration. He has even dabbled in technical support. He has made the switch to technical writing as part of his deep, dark and dastardly plan to make the arcane machinations of IT technology more easily understood by the poor folks who use it. That, and the voices in his head told him it was good idea. Never argue with the voices in your head. People will start to stare.
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