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individual address block (IAB)

The MAC address ofnetwork cards consists of a total of 48 bits. 24 bits are used for the manufacturer identification, the Organization Unique Identifier (OUI). In addition, part of the subsequent address range can be assigned for private individuals or smaller companies. This Individual Address Block (IAB) comprises 12 bits and can be used for 4,096 individual addresses.

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Englisch: individual address block - IAB
Updated at: 28.03.2008
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