MAC header

MAC header

(Media Access Control header) The data fields added at the beginning of a network packet in order to turn it into a frame to be transmitted. A MAC header typically refers to an Ethernet header, which is the predominant network access method in use today. See MAC layer and protocol stack.
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to the (output port) packet analyzer by carrying this information in the packet's MAC header.
With the FCS, the administrator can configure the system to capture packet and meta data, such as MAC header, protocol header, packet body, and the date, time and disposition information.
The test results show that after subtracting the Mac headers from the data stream, only the MPR PacketBlaster was able to saturate a T1 (1.