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Out of 28 bits in multicast IP address, only 23 are taken out and mapped to MAC addresses. The shortfall of (28-23) i.e. 5 bits => 32 possible multicast IP can map to same MAC addr eg. 224.10.8.5 and 225.138.8.5 both map to 01-00-5e-0a-08-05