Spanning Tree Protocol


What are the distinct functions of layer 2 switching that increase available bandwidth on the network?

1.Address learning


3.Forwarding and filtering

4.Creating network loops

5.Loop avoidance

6.IP addressing

Answer: A

Layer 2 features include address learning, forwarding and filtering of the network, and loop avoidance.

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What is the result of segmenting a network with a bridge (switch)?

1.It increases the number of collision domains.

2.It decreases the number of collision domains.

3.It increases the number of broadcast domains.

4.It decreases the number of broadcast domains.

5.It makes smaller collision domains.

6.It makes larger collision domains.

Answer: A

Bridges break up collision domains, which would increase the number of collision domains in a network and also make smaller collision domains.

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Answer: C

Since the source MAC address is not in the MAC address table, the switch will add the source address and the port it is connected to into the MAC address table and then forward the frame to the outgoing port.

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What command will display the forward/filter table?

Answer: C

The command show mac address-table displays the forward/filter table on the switch.

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You need to allow one host to be permitted to attach dynamically to each switch interface. Which two commands must you configure on your catalyst switch to meet this policy?

1.Switch(config-if)# ip access-group 10

2.Switch(config-if)# switchport port-security maximum 1

3.Switch(config)# access-list 10 permit ip host 1

4.Switch(config-if)# switchport port-security violation shutdown

5.Switch(config)# mac-address-table secure

Answer: B

The switchport port-security is an important command, and it's super easy with the CNA; however, from the CLI, you can set the maximum number of MAC addresses allowed into the port, and then set the penalty if this maximum has been passed.

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