Internet Video Series, Part 2
Episode 18, Segment 03 of 06
Back in the early days of Internet design, the early Internet wizards
realized that they would need some simple mechanisms to translate back and forth
between Ethernet addresses and IP addresses. If you've seen the
AskMisterWizard.com movie entitled - "Configuring Your Internet Connection Part
1: The Dynamic Host Control Protocol" - then you already know how an
Ethernet-equipped computer can learn it's IP address.
In - this - movie we explore the opposite translation: How a computer in possession of the - IP - address of one of it's local neighbors can learn the corresponding - Ethernet - address.
Episode 18, Segment 04 of 06