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What is a Mac table?

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March 09, 2010 5:49PM

sometimes when interface configured with a static IP address, which is not

correct, the host does not communicate to the port, and switch has no MAC

address. I've seen it just two days ago - had an Linux appliance with a

static IP address configured on the interface. Plugged interface to the

switch, port says "Connected", but no MAC address in the CAM table. After I

changed an IP address to whatever it should be for the VLAN - NIC started to

communicate, and MAC address appears on the port.