difference between mac address and ip address

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Feb 8, 2022 in Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking by Edureka
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MAC Address IP Address
MAC Address stands for Media Access Control Address. IP Address stands for Internet Protocol Address.
The MAC Address is used to establish a computer's physical address. IP Address is the logical address of the computer.
MAC Address of computer cannot be changed with time and environment. IP Address modifies with the time and environment.
Chip maker manufacturers provide the MAC Address. Internet Service Providers, ISP provide the IP Address.
The MAC address is used to prevent unauthorised network access. IP Address allows you to select the addressing and packaging scheme's technical format.
MAC addresses can be used for broadcasting IP address can be used for broadcasting or multicasting.

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