, for a web site to get your MAC address, it would need to somehow coerce you into providing it. It's not going to happen by just looking at the traffic. The Internet Protocol (IP) resides on the network layer of the OSI model
, while Ethernet (which uses the MAC addresses) is a data link and physical layer technology.
Originally Posted by rob.rice
OK then how do you enforce bans
every time I reset my network connection with my ISP I get a new IP address
dose this mean I can just set up a new account as a way around the ban?
Only to a certain extent, as there are several other ways to detect when banned members do this sort of thing. And no, I won't get into details as I don't believe discussing this will have a positive impact on the LQ community. The best thing you can do is NOT get banned, then you don't need to worry about any of this. Seriously, why are you asking about this?