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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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Why we need routers when there is layer 3 switches [duplicate]

I know that routers only do routing but layer 3 switches can do both switching and routing. my question is why we still need routers when we have layer 3 switches ?
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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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Are there any other notable protocols besides IP on OSI layer 3 in the internet? [duplicate]

Are there any other notable protocols besides IP on OSI layer 3 used in the internet?
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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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DHCP Layer 2 and Layer 3 [duplicate]

I am having a difficult time to visualize the conceptions of DHCP Discover message in order to receive an IP address sends out a broadcast at both layer 2 and layer 3. Can someone care to explain? ...
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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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Inter vlan routing not working

Apologies if any details not clear as I'm not a network expert. I have a Procurve 3500yl layer-3 switch. I am trying to make two VLANs and get a PC in one VLAN to connect to the other VLAN. Below is ...
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Is There an Indication in Protocol Stack showing that the End Host is Mobile?

Suppose you are using the Web from your mobile phone. Is there any indication in the internet backbone, when you look at the traffic that shows that the end host is a mobile device? I am sure there ...
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Unable to reach a device on another net while having routes

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong and would therefore need some guidance. The goal is to be able to have a SSH connection between: PC -> C On PC I have created a route route add 192.168.50.0 mask ...
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TCP connection question

Let’s say I have 4 ethernet interfaces getting IP addresses via DHCP. I make a TCP connection to a TCP server via one of the IP addresses on a certain ethernet interface. After the connection is ...
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BGP with x2 sessions and x2 L3 VLANs - Please Explain

I am learning about Cisco BGP networking now and came across an interesting situation. In my examples, there was one which suggested that two VLANs were configured on Layer 3 in order to run two BGP ...
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Why do clients request a MAC via ARP, if the router knows the local LAN's MAC addresses already?

If I have an infrastructure type network, why does a local PC send out an ARP request for a MAC? Doesn't the router know the MAC addresses already, since it is using at least Layer 2? Does it do ...
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Routing specific TCP/UDP packets from VLAN's to proxy server

I need to set up a solution which is for routing specific TCP/UDP packets between the devices in two separate VLANs through a proxy server. For eg: all my computers are connected to one VLAN(1) and my ...
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Connecting Layer 2 switchport to layer 3 port

I have a config that I am trying to bring up, and in my mind it should work, but perhaps I am missing something. The idea is that one end of the link is a layer 3 interface on a router. The other end ...
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Separate network for test systems

I often read that you should put customer machines into a separate (testing) network like a DMZ. Is a layer 3 device (switch/router + firewall) a good option for this? Since some ports need to be ...
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Is there a Layer 2 address advertising protocol?

I needed help in understanding if LLDP/CDP is the Layer 2 equivalent to RIP or say any Layer 3 route advertising protocol. If not,is there a protocol that advertises the MAC Address Tables among ...
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Routing and Bridging on a Layer 2 or Layer 3 device

The thing that intrigues me is, say I have a router and I configure it’s interface as a Layer 2 and have 2 Vlans on the same router. So if I want to transfer the data from one Vlan(say VLAN-10) to ...
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Routers and RIP violation of isolation?

I'm studying networking from the book 'A top down approach' from Kurose and Ross. In the book it is stated that routers are generally considered Layer 3 devices (i.e. implementing the stack up to ...
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At which layer does router operate?

I have studied from various sources that router is a layer 3 device. It does routing based on Network layer (layer 3) header, but I have a doubt. Network address translation (NAT) is a feature of ...
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How does Junos distinguish that route is learned in Layer 3 or Layer 2 VPN environment?

As I understand from Understanding Junos OS Routing Tables document, then bgp.l3vpn.0/bgp.l3vpn-inet6.0 or bgp.l2vpn.0 tables contain routes learned from other PE routers in Layer 3 or Layer 2 VPN ...
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Weird networking behavior with a gateway between a switch and CMC module, on Dell VRTX equipment. Am I doing something wrong?

Diagram: Here's the simplest way I know how to explain how the internal networking of this Dell VRTX works. So, you have your 4 blades and your network switch module that have integrated remote ...
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What are the reasons for seeing an incomplete ARP?

As was mentioned in this post: The reason for seeing an incomplete ARP is that "An ARP request was sent for that address, but the host with that address is not up and running on the LAN, so there is ...
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Bridging networks without NAT: how it's done?

I have quite limited networking experience, so probably i'm asking about very simple things. I'm reading about linux bridge interfaces, and documentation states that there is no NAT by default and ...
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1 Layer 3 Switch, 2 Vlans, 2 Subnets, and an Unmanaged Switch

Is it possible to for a device with the ip address 192.168.0.1 and Vlan 100 to communicate with an other device with the ip address 192.168.1.1 and Vlan 200 with the following architectures Senario 1:...
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When is 'Timestamp' and 'Timestamp Reply' are used in ICMP protocol?

I started the packet capture in my laptop through Wireshark application. Now through cmd, I pinged some server (say, www.google.com). And i stopped packet capture and analysed the packets being ...
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Routing steps on a serial port

"Because the exit interface is not an Ethernet network, R2 does not have to resolve the next-hop IPv4 address with a destination MAC address." - this is routing from serial port , can anyone explain ...