Re: Does AMT require a different IP?

Date: 2017-05-02 01:31 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Would this mean that the IP address used would be different to that of the OS?


AMT can function in two modes: independent IP (with VLAN and IPv6 support in later versions) and cloning of DHCP-provided IP. In the former AMT listens to DHCP traffic to sniff out the network configuration and binds that to itself as well as the local OS. After that it intercepts all packets intended for AMT ports so that the local OS won't see them.

Static configuration of the host OS won't assign an IP to AMT. Using a separate NIC won't configure AMT, obviously ;)
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