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Media Access Control Address

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

MAC

Definition(s):

  Message Authentication Code.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-185 under MAC

  A hardware address that uniquely identifies each component of an IEEE 802-based network. On networks that do not conform to the IEEE 802 standards but do conform to the OSI Reference Model, the node address is called the Data Link Control (DLC) address.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1