PC1 wants to send a file to PC2
Both PC1 and PC2 are connected to the same switch. Both PCs are in same vlan.
Here is the process as I understand.
1. PC1 determines that PC2 is on same network.
2. PC1 sends arp for Mac Address of PC2.
3. Switch builds MAC Address table and adds PC1's Mac Address.
4. PC2 responds to the Arp Address with its MAc Address.
5. Switch builds MAC Address table and adds PC2's Mac Address.
6. PC1 now builds the FRAME with the destination MAC that it received from the arp request.
7. PC1 sends a unicast frame to PC2
Does PC1 send a frame with the packet encapsulated? meaning does it still contain IP Source and Destination?
Or is it a Frame with just the Data minus the IP Source and Dest?
I'm guessing that once it travels down the OSI model, it receives the IP info before the frame MAC's so it must keep it.