Talk:Media access control

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Is it and Address?[edit]

An adress is a descriptor that describes a location within a framework. If one has knowledge of the framework and its rules, the address is sufficient to locate something. This is not true of a MAC. Despite its common usage, a MAC is not an address. it is an identifier, and a reasonable attempt at a globally unique one. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Enkidofriend (talkcontribs) 21:49, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Is it Media or Medium AccesLayer?[edit]

The correct form as used in the standards is "MEDIA access control". Whether that's correct grammatically is up for debate in some forum (fora?) perhaps - but not here please.--Snori 19:06, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

i was confused by that too - are we talking of the same thing? i am looking for an explanation of the medium access control (MAC) sub-layer as in:

http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/files/ECMA-ST/ECMA-392.pdf —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.156.182.86 (talk) 01:52, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Checksum verification in the MAC sublayer?[edit]

I felt certain before reading this article that all forms of reliability insurance measures were the alotted responsibility of the Logical Link Control sublayer of the Data link layer, rather than of the MAC layer. If I'm right, shouldn't the point on error detection and correction by means of checksum verification belong in the article on the Logical Link Control sublayer?

- Dominio

I think I found the precise information. See my contrib. Regards. Gtabary 13:44, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Yes, the checksum verification is actually one of the things that the MAC layer DOES do. See 802.3-2002 section 4.1.4. Why do people keep saying that the MAC address is handled in the MAC layer? That is WRONG. It is handled much higher, in the ARP cache. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.96.165.138 (talk) 14:19, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

I added the FCS verification back, and the IEEE reference again. Bentogoa keeps deleting it. Apparently he wants everyone to think that a MAC is just a MAC address.

Function of MAC (controller)[edit]

The statement "the MAC address is not actually handled in the MAC layer" seems suspect. Is there a reference for this? I have seen hardware that directly contradicts this (Look at the altera TSE which runs at 1G for instance). Also letting the hardware handle address filtering doesn't preclude the use of software ARP. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 196.215.48.7 (talk) 15:28, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress which affects this page. Please participate at Talk:Logical Link Control - Requested move and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RM bot 03:21, 27 October 2011 (UTC)