Why my mac address is not in the iptable log info?

Posted February 11, 2015 2k views

Here is one of my iptables log info:

Feb 8 12:08:44 change kernel: [115096.483275] [UFW BLOCK] IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=a1:a2:a3:a4:a5:a6:4c:96:14:ff:df:f0:08:00 SRC=x1:x2:x3:x4:x5:X6
DST=y1:y2:y3:y4:y5:y6 LEN=52 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=115 ID=15618 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=6718 DPT=80 WINDOW=8192 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0

src =x1:x2:x3:x4:x5:X6 is my ip
DST=y1:y2:y3:y4:y5:y6 is my vps ip

neither a1:a2:a3:a4:a5:a6 nor b1:b2:b3:b4:b5:b6 is my mac address,
why ?

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You most likely made a mistake when you compared the MAC addresses.

Showing us the actual log line as well as the output of “ip addr” should confirm this.