MAC address question

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I have a question regarding working out which is a lower MAC address
than another when calculating which BPDU will cause the switch to
become the Root Bridge

Say I have the two MAC addresses (and assume the Priorities of both
switches are the same)

00d0.ba2f.ae00 and 0002.cb4f.0001

How can I work out which one is lower? Do I need to convert as below
these to decimal or binary? Or is there a way I can tell by simply
looking at them?

Thanks!


Re: MAC address question
The lower MAC 0002.cb4f.0001. Start from left to rigth and check one to one
until you find the lowest.

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Re: MAC address question

Manuel Ochoa wrote:

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So even if the numbers following it are higher, as long as the first
one is lower it means the whole MAC address is lower?

E.g.

So, 0002.bbbb.bbbb is lower than 0003.aaaa.aaaa?


Re: MAC address question
yes!
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Re: MAC address question

Mike Jones wrote:

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thanks guys!


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