what is meant by hardware addressing?

what is meant by hardware addressing? nd is data link layer responsible for hardware addressing? in one of the question paper  question was asked and answered was a "yes" 

I think physical layer is responsible for hardware addressing m I correct?

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Sumit Verma @sumitkgp
15 Jul 2017 04:11 pm

I think data link layer will be responsible for this.

This layer encodes bits into packets.