What will a host on an Ethernet network do if it receives a frame with a destination MAC address that does not match its own MAC address?

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Last Updated on January 7, 2019 by InfraExam

What will a host on an Ethernet network do if it receives a frame with a destination MAC address that does not match its own MAC address?

  • It will discard the frame.
  • It will forward the frame to the next host.
  • It will remove the frame from the media.
  • It will strip off the data-link frame to check the destination IP address.
    Explanation:

    In an Ethernet network, each NIC in the network checks every arriving frame to see if the destination MAC address in the frame matches its own MAC address. If there is no match, the device discards the frame. If there is a match, the NIC passes the frame up to the next OSI layer.

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