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packet.link.macaddr - Man Page

MacAddr module


Create an object to represent a MAC address. A MAC address is given either by a series of hexadecimal numbers or using the ":" notation. It provides a mechanism for comparing this object with a regular string.


class MacAddr(builtins.str)

MacAddr address object

    from packet.link.macaddr import MacAddr

    mac = MacAddr('E4CE8F589FF4')

The following expressions are equivalent:
    mac == 'E4CE8F589FF4'
    mac == 'e4ce8f589ff4'
    mac == 'e4:ce:8f:58:9f:f4'

Methods defined here:

__eq__(self, other)
Compare two MAC addresses and return True if both are equal.

__ne__(self, other)
Compare two MAC addresses and return False if both are equal.

Static methods defined here:

__new__(cls, mac)
Create new instance by converting input string into a persistent
representation of a MAC address.


No known bugs.


Jorge Mora (mora@netapp.com)

Referenced By

packet.internet.arp(3), packet.link.ethernet(3), packet.link.sllv1(3), packet.link.sllv2(3).

21 March 2023 NFStest 3.2 macaddr 1.0.1