I've actually registered only to express my surprise that here, a networking focussed site, where I would have expected to see precise terminology, I saw MAC leap off the page at me, initially to my deep confusion.
Your see, children (I'm a 70 year old woman, I can say that
), a Media Access Control address is the individual and 'personal' internet address of every and any single device that has the ambition of being connected to that internet. Every PC has an individual Media Access Control address, every ethernet hub has a Media Access Control address, and so on.
Lets be more specific, and call a Media Access Control address a â€˜MACâ€™ address, itâ€™s accepted abbreviation.
You can see that all the rabid Windows fanatics of the world are secretly using MAC's !!! <grin>
Can you believe it -- even Macintosh computers (Macs) have MACs?
So please, board administrators et al, please change all entries referring to Apples's Macintosh line of PCs from MAC to Mac, so the discussions may take on a rational nature.
Now Iâ€™m off to find what I donâ€™t know about NAT Servers, with your help.