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Jul 23 2008   9:15PM GMT

Cisco IOS what, when, & where questions

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

Here are 3 Cisco IOS questions that you should know the answer to:

Question: What is the purpose of ports?
Answer: Port numbers allow hosts to identify which application processes send and receive data inside TCP and UDP datagrams.

Question: When an engineer wants to verify the application layer (that’s Layer 7) software between source and destination stations, which command should he use?
Answer: Telnet. Telnet is an application that would test all seven layers of the OSI model.

Question: Where should you place standard ACLs in the Network?
Answer: Standard ACLs should be placed as close as possible to the destination to prevent unintended traffic from filtering to your other networks.

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