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Changing Interface's MAC


Changing Interface's MAC

Found a thread similar to something I have been chasing for a day or two...




I've spent a couple of days trying to trace down what WireShark was reporting as a Layer2 Loop (RLDP), what I found was two of my netgear switches are reporting the others mac address on multiple ports,  this kind of aligns with the previous thread I found above. 


My first switch is configured with 6 different vlans used for a watchguard firecluster and has six cables going to the next netgear switch for their respective vlans for distribution. Everything is fine as I am not able to find any loops other than the one Wireshark is falsely reporting as a loop. When I clear the address table on switch two, I can see the mac for switch one come back on all six ports, why wouldn't netgear use a different interface mac so this is avoided? All of the other switches like Dell and Extreme I have do. Is there a way to cure this?

Model: GS724TPv2|24-Port Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ Smart Managed Pro Switch with 2 SFP Ports
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