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Message switching vs packet switching with respect to congestion traffic

Packet switching uses store and forward technique to forward packet. And message switching is also uses store and forward technique to forward message. But in packet switching data transfer faces ...
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Routing between SVI and routed port on router

How can I achieve reachability from vlan terminated on the L3 switch to routed port on the router, FW? F.E int vlan 10,50 are the SVI's on L3 switch vlan 10 - 10.0.10.254 /24 vlan 50 - 10.0.50.254 /24 ...
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Can anyone please explain L3 SVI configuration ,What is SVI and Where do we use it?

I am learning about switching and came across SVI in vlans ,I Googled and watched couple videos and got really confusing Firsly where do we use Svi? and why do we use it,How to configure svi and what ...
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Avoiding FPCs rebooting during RE switchover on Juniper EX8200 Switche

We have Juniper EX8208 chassis based switch running in a production environment. The switch has 2 REs running in active and standby role with RE0 being the primary routing engine. The device is ...
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Need help with HPE tagging and hybrid-mode port

At my office I have two switches. SW-1 (HP-V1910-48G) is the switch my desktops are connected to, and SW-2 (HPE-1920 JG927A) is where my server rack with my dhcp and default gateway is connected. ...
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Hp Procurve Action ignored in download mode

From an tftp server I'm trying to import the config to startup-config using copy tftp startup-config 10.0.0.10 5006zl.cnf The switch asks for confirmation y/n and when pressing y it just aborts ...
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L3 switching and broadcast

I don’t know is this the right way to ask this question. But anyway my question is when we configure L3 switchport as a routed port and it’s connected to a another L3 switch. Does that routed port ...
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What might be the potential impact on increasing or decreasing MTU size of packet in network

i am looking eagerly to know the potential impact on network while and after changing maximum transmissions (MTU ) from 1500 default value to any other value .
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ARP isn't showing all the interfaces/MAC bindings

I'm playing with Dot1x port authentication, the interface G2/0/2 is connected to a PC and is authenticated/authorized successfully: SW1-2960#show authentication sessions int g2/0/2 det ...
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Can't ping the second network interface connected to a switch [closed]

I have the following topology: Default Gateway1 <--> SWITCH1 <--> [ NIC2 - (Windows 10 PC) - NIC1 ] <--> SWITCH2 <--> Default Gateway2 --> Internet NIC1 is DHCP configured, ...
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I cant ping across Lan?

Current configuration : 2695 bytes ! version 15.1 no service timestamps log datetime msec no service timestamps debug datetime msec service password-encryption ! hostname ...
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iBGP Question reagrding Distribute - List from EIGRP

So, I have the following topology. A-B | | C-D A-B-C-D are Routers. It doesn't matter what are the IP's of the interfaces. What matters is that I have 2 loopbacks for each router. 1.1.1.1 and 11.11....
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the performance improvement of Cisco's CEF, compared to the other (inferior) switching techniques

On the road of getting more insight on Cisco's CEF implementation .. can someone quantify, what is the raw performance improvement (gain) of CEF compared to process-switching, fast-switching? .. maybe ...
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How can hosts on two different VLANs communicate?

It is clear that hosts on two different VLANs can't directly communicate on a single switch, but how do they communicate to each other at all? Do they use a router? How does it work?
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Access layer switches uplink mode

We have core, distribution and access layer switches. the switches in access layer connect several workstations on VLAN 20 only. we have DHCP server on VLAN 1 but is on another switch with all servers....
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Unable to ping switch

Why can't i ping S1 from PC-B, but it's possible to ping PC-A? S1#show running-config Building configuration... Current configuration : 1638 bytes ! version 16.3.2 no service timestamps log datetime ...
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DHCP Help 3560-CX + Aruba AP515

The problem VLAN 100 is not assigning IP address to the SSID Guest from the AP, but Aruba is Tagging the SSID to be VLAN 100. How do I get the Switch to assign the DHCP? On the switch, it seems to ...
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Why do switches and access points have ip addresses?

i am newbie in networking. While working on the network i have seen that switches and wifi access points do contain the ip addresses. One reason for them to have the ip address is that we can manage ...
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How do switches learn the neighbour MAC address? [duplicate]

According to the CCNA Official Guide a switch learns the new MAC address by checking the source MAC address of a new frame. Here is the quote: Switches build the address table by listening to ...
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VLAN not working in ComNet switch [closed]

I'm trying to configure VLANs with 3 switches ComNet (2- CNGE2FE8MSPOE + 1- CWGE26FX2TX24MSPOE) and it's not working as I expect. It's the first time that I work with VLAN and I don't know If I didn'...
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Mac Instability in STP after topology change!

So I'm learning about STP and I recently been taught that when the topology is changed due to direct or indirect Link failure a Mac Instability could occur, So I was wondering, If the blocked port is ...
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Communication between a Switch and Router?

When a computer, Computer A, wants to communicate with Computer B, it (Computer A) will use MAC and IP addresses. It will send the packet of information to Switch, which, based upon the MAC ...
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I Cannot Ping Switch to Device, but can ping Device to Device

I'm currently troubleshooting a network i built and I'm having an issue with ping connectivity, i have set up DHCP and DNS and my end devices can get IP's from DHCP as well as i have intervlan ...
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Does circuit switching know any information about the networks topology? [duplicate]

I've been stuck with this question for a while. I'm aware of the fact that in circuit switching all the packets use the same path, but does circuit switching need to know the network structure in ...
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How do I enable port security on Cisco switch?

I have a Cisco switch model 3500 series 48 port. I need to enable port security on this switch. Could you tell me the configuration commands to apply this policy?
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Best practice for connecting router to switch? (re: VLANs and multiple ports)

When using multiple VLANs, what is the best practice for connecting a router to a switch? For example, I can use one single port (and one cable) between the switch and router and set it up as a VLAN ...
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Ping between different subnet across a link

Would Ping from PC1 to PC2 work? No other L3 ports on these 2 devices and its forwarding table does not contain any entry apart from the one created due to configured interfaces. ARP table is empty. ...
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Why does a switch have different MAC addresses?

I am working with Cisco Nexus 3000 switch. I was under the assumption that a switch will always have a single MAC address but when I ran the following command, it displayed two different MAC addresses ...
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ISDN, DSL, Circuit Switching and Package Switching [duplicate]

I need a bit of help to clarify the above-mentioned terms. From my reading, I can see that both ISDN and DSL are used over telephone copper lines. However, ISDN is associated with circuit switching ...
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Can VLANs with same no but on different switches communicate with each other?

If i have a VLAN (say VLAN 10) on switch 1 and again a VLAN 10 on switch 2. Can the hosts on these VLANS communicate with each other?
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End-to-End delay

I’m working through questions from computer networking top down approach and was hoping to get some clarity on the end-to-end delay calculation. At this stage we are not considering processing, ...
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How can I change the IP address of a running switch (HP 2510)?

The switch is running at a remote location and is connected to a network with the IP address 10.10.10.10. How can I change the IP address to 10.10.10.11 via telnet? The switch has to stay reachable ...
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How can i find which cisco switch port is connnected to specific port of Fortigate?

there is any way to find that which switch port connected to mgmt port of fortigate? for example can i enable lldp on Cisco switch and Fortigate together? Fortigate 1500D (version 5.6.2) and switch is ...
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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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How to Control Routing Table from exceeding its size theoretically or practically

I understand that switches learn from incoming traffic and thus builds its switching table. Does that also apply for routers? If so, how routing table can avoid increasing the routing table size since ...
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Forwarding communication between two ports on switch

I have an industrial network with ring topology, consisting of a number of dumb switches and one manageable switch (Siemens OSM 62) acting like a supervisor. But now I would like to add new switch to ...
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How to distinguish a traffic that belongs to specific service

Suppose I have a server running different services, say Email exchange, storage space, web server, and SQL database. Assuming this server is bounded with one IP address and one NIC card, how can I ...
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Layer 3 Switch Routing vs Router on a Stick

CORE: Dell N4032 (6.3.0.18) Access: Dell N2048 (6.3.1.13) We are in the process of setting up a serviced office that will serve multiple businesses. Each "customer" will naturally be on their own ...
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Why can't devices in different subnets talk with each other?

I know that the layer 2 doesn't understand IP, and the broadcast domain is same. Why can't devices talk, how does it happen?
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What is the proper switch configuration for the switch that is connected directly to ISP source?

The Question: What is the proper configuration for the L3 switch to be allowed to assign public IPs for the firewalls? I guess All I need is that the switch L3 act as a layer 2 switch...Right? ...
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If I configure a default route for a switch, will it override the routing of the existing traffic?

In this instance it's a Extreme managed switch, but I guess this would apply on others too. Basically, I noticed we couldn't ping the switch, and eventually found this was down to the fact the switch ...
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How do two routers (from two different entities) talk to each other?

Let's say there are two routers and they are neighbors, but administered by two different organizations/entities, running two different routing protocols. How are they able talk to each other?
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In RSTP, where all switches generate their own BPDUs, are they limited to forwarding them only on designated ports? (like in classic STP)

I recently learnt a rule in STP: only Designated ports forward BPDUs. However, I'm not sure about this in RSTP since ALL switches generate their own BPDUs every few seconds. So, in a certain LAN ...
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Do DSLAM and OLT function like a switch?

Let's say for example we have the following hypothetical topology: In each network, can each user communicate with each other? For example, can User 1 ping User 2?
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One VLAN on two switches

I'm trying to understand the specifics of trunking a VLAN on two switches. Say I have two switches, both hosting half of VLAN 3. Switch 1: Ports 0-5 on VLAN 3, Port 6 is Trunk Switch 2: Ports 0-5 ...
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Port only in trunk mode vs encapsulating the frame

A network with 2 switches, each switch has 2 vlan, one called vlan 10 and another vlan 20. A port-channel with 2 uplinks (trunk). Why in a layer 2 scenario I don't need to configure the trunks with ...
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How to Change the Date on Cisco Catalyst 3750x Switch

We are using cisco catalyst 3750x 24 port switch series How to Change the Exact Date(Singapore) on a Switch ASW-G-L09-001#show running-config Building configuration... Current configuration : 11883 ...
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Whats the difference between VOICE VLAN and ACCESS VLAN

Can someone please tell me the difference in Layman's termsfor these 2 configurations? interface FastEthernet0/1 description PHONES switchport mode access **switchport voice vlan 51** spanning-...
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Fiber link loss on Cisco Catalyst 3750x series switch

I have cisco catalyst 3750x 24 port switch series switch, and the switch has C3KX-NM-10G module. Problem : I have connected fibre optic in SFP+ transceiver on G2/TE1 (Uplink).  After 7 to 8 hours, the ...
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Network ( routing and switching) , security

In my company network i am installing new cisco2811 router but i have problem, my LAN network can not ping and access network. i get point to point internet from ISP. PTP IP is 192.186.86.200/24 and ...

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