Difference between IP Blacklist and MAC Access control

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Apoorva
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Difference between IP Blacklist and MAC Access control

Post by Apoorva » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:55 pm

Hi All,

I would like to know the difference between blacklisting an IP and MAC address filtering.
Please explain.

Thanks,
Apoorva

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Re: Difference between IP Blacklist and MAC Access control

Post by nielsencl1 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:38 am

Blacklisting an IP means that an IP address is added to a list or database. If a machine tries to access a system where it is blacklisted, it's IP is used to check the database before it is allowed access. If it's on the blacklist, permission is denied.

I was not sure how to explain MAC address filtering exactly, but this page does a great job:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAC_filtering

You will get quicker answers and possibly better answers if you use Google. :-)

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