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Vlan vs. Subnet Broadcast Domain

It is my understanding that Vlans separate broadcast domains, but I often see people say, "subnets define a broadcast domain" as well. Is it correct to say, "Vlans define a L2 broadcast domain, and ...
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Understanding OSI communication model from Electronics Perspective [duplicate]

I have gone through the OSI communication model and the associated levels. But I do not understand on how is this implemented in the Hardware level. Or let me put it like this. Suppose we have a USB ...
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Question on ARP

Given the above diagram, is it correct to say that the ARP cache table in PC A contains the IP-MAC addresses for PC B and the router, while the ARP cache table in PC B contains the IP-MAC addresses ...
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How does a 802.11 (wifi) frame identify the payload's layer 3 protocol?

My understanding is that the 802.11 frame header is an equivalent of ether header. In the ether header, there is an EtherType field that identifies the payload protocol, such as IPv4/IPv6/ARP etc. ...
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Clarification on when routers encapsulate and decapsulate packets

I'm an application developer working on getting a working knowledge of network engineering, so basically a newbie. I've been trying to figure out exactly when routers decapsulate frames into packets ...
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How do computers send switches packets, if switches don't have IP or MAC addresses?

I am new to networking, so please excuse me if I am saying stupid stuff. From my understanding, PCs are sending packets to switches, which then decide which physical port to forward that packet to. ...
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Why Classful addressing is not in use if we can subnet them?

So, Let's think that organization needs 5000 IP addresses. Giving 20 C Class IP addresses will cause of adding 20 entries for ISP router. That's problem. We could give Class B IP address, but that ...
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Is an IP broadcast always a layer 2 broadcast also

On my PC I see 255.255.255.255 in ARP with MAC FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF, so I'm assuming that in most cases the L3 broadcast is also encapsulated into an L2 broadcast frame, but is this standardized? For a ...
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Question about MTUs vs maximum frame sizes - what is their difference?

I am currently studying networking at university and I have a question about MTUs and maximum frame sizes. What is the difference between the MTU and the maximum frame size? This Wikipedia article ...
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Confusion about data fragmentation/MTUs - why was it introduced in the first place?

I am currently studying networking as a part of my bachelors and I am a bit confused about why fragmentation/MTUs are necessary. In my lecture slides, it only says "Fragmenting if necessary" under the ...
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Question about the destination IP inside an IPv4 packet

I'm reading about link and network layers for the first time and I'm trying to put the pieces together to understand how they work together. My question may not have to do with the link layer but I'm ...
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Unable to ping between router and routed port on L3 switch. Why?

I've got an old Cisco 2811 connected to an old Cisco 4948 L3 Switch. I'm trying to teach myself a little more about L3 Switch implementation. All I'm trying to do at this point is get the router and ...
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Can Northbound interfaces (REST API) in a Software Defined Network (SDN) be used to manipulate QoS parameters?

I am working on a project involving Quality of Service (QoS) manipulation in Software Defined Networks (SDNs). I know that the following parameters affect the QoS in an SDN: Time information (inter-...
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2 machines can have the same link-local address, in the correct context. What context?

I don't get in what context multiple interfaces/machines can have the same link-local address. Thanks in advance.
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Query on PTP Transparent Clock

I had a query in PTP Transparent Clock(TC), Please consider the below picture for my question. I will try to express my question with the help of a real world example Say, two places Place_A <----...
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Unicast to Multicast possible?

could I check if it is possible to convert TCP traffic to UDP multicast and if there are any appliances / switches that can do so? E.g. Workstations A, B and C establishes a TCP connection with ...
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Why is default gateway in routers configuration usually set as an IP address?

I mean why not just: a MAC address? It should eliminate the need in ARP requests asking for gateway address. Also it should eliminate the need in changing IP addresses in settings when gateway IP is ...
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Is a datagram from an upper network layer converted 1:1 to one of the lower layer?

I know datagrams from upper layers are converted to those of lower layers by adding metadata, but I cannot seem to find this information anywhere. Which one of the below is correct? A single TCP ...
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Unicast Adjacency Routes Nexus (AM) Cisco Nexus

I have an odd situation. There is static route on my Nexus 7700 that routes anything for specific subnet /24 to a F5 LTM Load Balancer, external VRRP interface 10.x.153.15. As you can see below, ...
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What is the advantage of Supervised Machine Learning over Deep Packet Inspection in Network Traffic Classification?

As per the definition of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), it uses signatures for packet filtering. Supervised Machine Learning can help put a label on a packet which does not get identified by Deep ...
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How does Deep Packet Inspection work with encrypted packets?

I've been reading up on Deep Packet Inspection for Software Defined Networks. However, I know that some applications use encryption to evade Deep Packet Inspection. Is there any alternative (such as ...
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What is the theoretical difference between the link layer and the network layer?

I have run into this problem again and again and have never found a sufficient answer to this question. I want to understand the fundamental, theoretical difference between a layer 2 network and a ...
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ACL on routers to block TCP/UDP ports

How routers understand the layer 4 port numbers to be blocked in ACL? When an ACL to block TCP/UDP traffic with certain port numbers is applied on a router/L3 interface , how will router understand ...
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how OSI and TCP/IP layers work? [duplicate]

I am really confused by how the layers these model work. I'm not asking about what are their functions. I read that transport layer provides end-to-end of all packet delivery, and networking also ...
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Regarding Cisco's hierarchical network design

why routed ports usually implemented between the distribution layer and the core layer ? why not just extend the layer 2 domain to the core layer ? is the other design model more practical than this ...
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switch died after slow to rapid failure now DHCP will not function across network even with new switch

ok so i'm running out of ideas here. we have/had 3 managed switches in our server rack and one in a closet; one hp procurve 3500yl 48 port with poe for 2 APs and 2 catalyst 2960s in the bottom of the ...
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Leaf-Spine network without routing

If I have a leaf-spine network with all the servers on the same subnet, say 10.10.0.0/16, do I need a router (or l3) since everything is on the same network and the network is flat?
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Why do transport layer do data chunking. If there is fragmentation in Network Layer

I just curiously wanted to know about the question regarding L4, L3 Data Chunks, IP Fragmentation : Data chunking happened at Layer 4(Transport, TCP), and Fragmentation at Layer 3(Network, ipv4) ...
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Different MAC addresses [closed]

What happens if a host on the network receives an IP packet with a MAC source address that differs from the MAC address in the local ARP table for that source IP. The ARP table entry for that IP was ...
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Is a “LAN” a layer 2 or a layer 3 concept, in TCP/IP?

I think my question is purely theoretical and a matter of definitions; it derives from the fact that a L2-switch with VLAN capabilities is able to "create" different virtual LANs, and thus I am led to ...
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Layer 2 and Layer 3 traffic with one cable

Hers the topology. L2 switch L3 switch Router There are 2 VLANs. One VLAN ends on the L3 switch 1 VLAN on the router. Here is the question. Can i connect the L3 switch and the router with just 1 ...
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What are neighboring ports?

I know this is as basic as it gets but I can't find a direct answer to this question. Are they ports on two different switches (or routers) that are connected by a cable? Are they the ports ...
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Understandable/Implementable explanation of CSMA p - persistent

I have been trying to understand how the CSMA P-persistent method works, but haven't been able to understand how it's implemented. I have referred to a few textbooks and other sources, but all of them ...
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Arp Cache Timeout [closed]

I'm trying to poll the arp table from a backbone switch but i want to understand which records are up. I just want to know if there is a specific time for the switch to keep a record on the arp table ...
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Is static routing used in large networks?

I'm a beginner in networking stuff and just wondered if Static Routing has any use in large networks ? How about small ones ? In which cases we prefer to use static over dynamic routing ? I searched ...
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MAC Table vs ARP

I understand that for a switch to learn a MAC address, if host A wanted to send data to Host B the switch learns host A MAC and places it in the MAC table. If it doesn't know where the MAC (for Host B)...
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Successful Intervlan Routing on a Layer 3 Switch, Unsuccessful IP Routing

Hello and thank you in advance for your help! I'm using Packet Tracer for testing purposes and I' m trying to implement a simple intervlan routing in a Layer 3 Switch (3560-24PS) and an IP Routing. ...
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Is it possible to perform a Layer 2 (MAC address) traceroute?

I understand the difference between layer2 & layer3 and MAC & IP. I understand address resolution protocol, etc. But is there any way to do a traceroute that will show Layer 2 information? For ...
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Does a router send frames or packets?

Perhaps it's a novice question, but does a router send/receive frames? When I read about this subject, it seems that routers decapsulate the frame on arrival, and encapsulate the packet in a frame in ...
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Mgmt Vlan vs other SVI s

Think of a layer 3 switch. Assume that we have a management vlan and a mgmt vlan interface. And we have other svi's on the switch. The question is this. I know that mgmt vlan is for telnet/ssh, simply ...
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Cisco ARP cache rewrites?

I know that the Cisco's default ARP entry expiration is 240 minutes, however how does the ARP table mechanism work when a different MAC address is seen using the same IP? In other words, if I move ...
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Is it worth the effort to split up in layer 3 with point to point links? [closed]

I have this technical question. With my family we have a little business. I got to provide internet access to three places, separated a few hundred meters each other. I need to allow to watch the ...
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HP 2920 Routing

I am working on setting up routing on a HP 2920 to a firewall. I can not figure out what I need to do to get this set up. I know that the ip routing command turns on routing and the ip route ...
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How can subnets not fulfil symmetric property?

While studying Internet Protocol, I came upon the following example of two devices: Device A: IP address: 10.1.1.1 Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 and Device B: IP address 10.1.1.200 Subnet mask 255....
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Firewall on a stick for Intranet and static routing

I have a question about possible problems that can occur with this network design. If I have an intranet with a firewall on a stick design, multiple switches with layer 2+, is this setup fine? or ...
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Help with small office setup - Cisco SG350 28 port switch

I have very limited knowledge in Cisco IOS but in a crucial state to setup up a small office network. I have bought 2 Cisco SG350 28 port Layer 3 switch, Switches should be enabled with VLAN and VTP. ...
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L2 / L3 on CISCO ASR

I am new to CISCO and have the following problem: I have 3 routers. Between these only one physical connection. The VLAN 100 is connected to R1 and R2. The VLAN 200 is connected to R1, R2 and R3. The ...
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Connect two VLANs on an NE1032 Lenovo L3 Switch

I just got a new Lenovo ThinkSwitch NE1032 with some 1G sfp. I have already created two VLANs called FE and BE that have the following IDs: 2,3. I have managed to assign an IP subnet to both of them, ...
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Cisco 3172 asks for LAN_ENTERPRISE_SERVICES_PKG license to enable OSPF and PIM when they are LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG license features

I have several Nexus 3100 switches in which I use OSPF and PIM. Cisco says that these features are included in the LAN_BASE_SERVICES_PKG which is included by default in the switches. Switch1# sh ...
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Do layer 3 protocols use layer 2 protocols?

I saw the STP on layer 2. The guy that made the tutorial says at the end : Even though it seems that Layer 2 access layer solutions are slowly being replaced by blazing fast Layer 3 solutions. ...

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