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Jerry
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MAC Magic

hi chaps

noticed something and I'd like to understand what exactly does it mean, can anyone point me out or explain?

MAC Magic:
Configuration mode:  Automatic
Configuration phase: Stable
MAC magic:         2
MAC forward magic: 1
Used MAC magic values:
0x01(001)

Thanks in advance

Jerry

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Jerry
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https://community.checkpoint.com/thread/8779-what-is-magic-mac

it doesn't really clarify things the way we could understand ...

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Jerry
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found sk25977 ... nice one sorry, I think it is all cleared now, let me remove that topic my apologize too many things on the plate today ...

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Mitchell_gayle
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hi chaps

 

noticed something and I'd like to understand what exactly does it mean, can anyone point me out or explain?

 

MAC Magic:
Configuration mode:  Automatic
Configuration phase: Stable
MAC magic:         2
MAC forward magic: 1
Used MAC magic values:
0x01(001)

Thanks in advance

 

Jerry

Yes same question here, any easy to understand answer?

Update: I understood it now.

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PhoneBoy
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In very simple terms, Magic MAC is how clusters who are connected to the same network identify they are part of a given cluster.

The Magic MAC also determines the MAC address that the appliance will use for their CCP packets as well.

All members of the cluster will have the same Magic MAC.

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