routing a packet via a multilayer switch

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Mar 18th, 2008

Hi all, when routing a packet say from one vlan to the other, does the ethernet frame get stripped and replaced with the new layer 2 source and dest addresses ie the routers mac as source etc ?

I have this problem too.
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jorg.ramakers Tue, 03/18/2008 - 05:45

Hi Carl,

When there is a router in place, the source addres will be changed to the routers mac address. The destination address will be unchanged.

Best regards



carl_townshend Tue, 03/18/2008 - 06:31

I have been told that the destination can sometimes change, ie if the frame goes over multiple hops, the destination mac will be the next hop router !!


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