Questions tagged [interface]

For questions about a physical or virtual interface on a network device. For instance: Interface configurations, troubleshooting and security.

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Network Gateways vs Interfaces

When looking at the contents of a routing table section on the Wikipedia article on Routing Tables, it contains a table as an example of a routing table with two headings which have an unclear ...
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What can cause “FastEthernet is up, line protocol is down” on a Cisco Switch?

I wonder what can cause the first line output of the command show interfaces to be: FastEthernet is up, line protocol is down. In other words, Is the cable that is connected to the local interface, ...
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Why do I get “% Warning: use /31 mask on non point-to-point interface cautiously” when I use a /31 subnet mask?

Why do I get % Warning: use /31 mask on non point-to-point interface cautiously when I use a /31 subnet mask over Ethernet, and why am I not able to ping from R1 to R2 when both the interfaces have ...
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How does a router know the MTU of a network?

I've done several exercises where you're given the MTU of a net or subnet, but I wonder how routers know the MTU of the nets they're connected. I've learnt that in OSPF protocol this information is ...
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Cisco ASA startup-config command ordering for sub-interfaces

In relation to another question on this forum, Moving interface names on a Cisco ASA while maintaining the rest of the configuration in place, I modified the startup-config on my Cisco ASA 5525-X from....
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Cisco: Two interfaces on one network

I'm a newbie to Cisco Equipment and IOS, but got myself a Cisco 2811 and have been playing with it and getting to grips with the basics quite happily. One problem i'm having is trying to get two ...
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What's the relationship of a Router with its loopback interface in logic?

I have a Router1 with a loopback 0 connected to the Router2: the interface brief is bellow: Router1>show ip interface brief Interface IP-Address OK? Method Status ...