Mac Address field has only 6 hex octets but i need 12 !
i am trying to insert the mac address of a machine i want to make pass through a captive portal, but pfSense has only space for 6 hex octets while my machine has 12 hex octets, what should i do?
what should i do?
Stop smoking the sh*t…
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You should never mix consumer grade and professional hardware! 8) SCNR
Thanks for your inputs but somehow makes me think that it will not help that much in solving this issue…..anything else you can think of?
I mean, i was using the same hardware a couple of years back and it was working, i did NOT upgrade to the newest version of pfSense just because i was worried that something was not going to work anymore or maybe some of the packages was no longer being supported, etc.
It's being a while since i last used it, and i resetted the machine, i think i came across this problem before but i can't remember on how i did fix it, i am worry that if i get it wrong again i might be messing up with something else, but probably has something to do with the initial setup when after inserting the IP manually, it give you a choice of 8, 16 or 32 can't remember the name of it, OR maybe, installing another package might somehow fix it? As i did install Squid before
The point of their replies is there is no such thing as a "12 octet" MAC address. It doesn't exist, and can't exist. All MAC addresses are 6 octets.
Perhaps you are confusing octets with hexidecimal. A single octet is regularly displayed as two hexidecimal digits, so "FF" (hexidecimal) is a single octet (8 bits).
So, 6 octets are displayed as 12 hex chars.
The problem has apparently been fixed by itself without me changing a single thing…..
Thank you all.
You had to have been typo'ing something, stray character, maybe even just a stray space.
No idea, the only thing i can be sure of, is that i didn't touch a single thing after the problem manifested itself, apart from switching off(yesterday) and on again(today) the machine, as i was looking for an answer before to possibly make things even worse by doing something wrong :D