Cisco Support Community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Webcast-Catalyst9k
New Member

connecting via MAC address?

Guys,

For some strange reason, one of our suppliers needs to install a device (Nortel Meridian media card) which cannot have an IP address configured on it.

The supplier engineer swears blind that on other sites, he can connect to this device just by using MAC address.

Is there a way to communicate with this device just using destination MAC address? I have scoured the internet with no luck so far.

We have Catalyst 4507Rs with 12.2.20 IOS.

Any help greatly appreciated.

1 REPLY
Cisco Employee

Re: connecting via MAC address?

Hi,

If it cannot be configured with an IP address, what network layer protocol does it use, if any? You can certainly communicate with it, assuming that the application being used to communicate with this device uses the same upper layer protocols. As long as the ethernet headers are compliant, the switches will forward them based on what is in the mac-address-table.

HTH,

Bobby

*Please rate helpful posts.

373
Views
0
Helpful
1
Replies
CreatePlease to create content