While reading through my textbook, I discovered that if you want to access a particular web page, your web browser will find out the IP address of the web server that hosts the web page and try and connect to it. It will then transfer a copy of the web page to your computer so that you may view it.
However, my concern is... I have discovered that the IP address enables data to be sent to the device's local area network, but in order for the data to be sent to the device itself, the MAC address is needed to transfer data from the local area network to the device.
BUT, in my textbook, nowhere does it say how the computer's web browser finds out the MAC address of the web server. It says that the computer finds out the IP address of the web server by using the Domain Name System (DNS).
So, how does the computer find out the MAC address of the server?
Answers would be much appreciated.