I want to block the traffic from the vlans 21 and 22 on the vlan 23 without blocking 24 and 29 with an extended access list but nothing happens. I'd like to know what's wrong in my config.

Here's the acl:

Extended IP access list VISITEURS

10 permit ip any
20 permit ip any
30 permit ip any
40 permit icmp any
50 permit icmp any
60 permit icmp any
70 deny ip any
80 deny ip any
90 deny icmp any
100 deny icmp any
110 permit ip any any

The acl is applied as inbound on the vlan 23


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    Dec 25 '18 at 8:18

If you are applying the extended ACL inbound from VLAN 23, then you are trying to block traffic from VLAN 23 to the router. It also makes no sense to include VLAN 23 addressing in the ACL because the VLAN 23 traffic is delivered directly from host to host on the VLAN, and it doesn't pass through the router.

If you want to block traffic from other VLANs to VLAN 23, then you need an outbound ACL on VLAN 23. The in and out keywords are from the perspective of the router, not the VLAN.

In general, you should apply standard ACLs outbound, as close to the destination as possible, and you apply extended ACLs inbound, as close to the source as possible. In this case you could apply the extended ACL at the destination VLAN (23), but you would be unnecessarily routing the traffic from the other VLANs to the VLAN 23 interface. It will work, but it wastes router resources.

Something like:

ip access-list extended BLOCK_21_22
 deny ip any
 deny ip any
 permit ip any any
interface Vlan23
 ip access-group BLOCK_21_22 out

A better solution is to place the ACL inbound on VLANs 21 and 22 to block traffic to VLAN 23. This will prevent traffic from those VLANs destined to VLAN 23 from being routed at all:

ip access-list extended BLOCK_23
 deny ip any
 permit ip any any
interface Vlan21
 ip access group BLOCK_23 in
interface Vlan22
 ip access group BLOCK_23 in

You'll have to move the denies to the top of the list. ACL entries are applied on a 'first-fit' basis - when e.g. 10 permit ... matches, nothing else is checked.

Actually, you don't need the permit lines at all if you permit anything anyway. For the most exact ACL (no source from VLANs 21 & 22 and destination on VLAN 23) you'd only need

1000 deny ip
1010 deny ip
9999 permit ip any any

(I use four-digit lines with the ultimate permitting all else.)

If you want to deny all traffic across VLAN 23 as well you use any instead of

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