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vlan ip adress


if the switch receives apacket on vlan 1 with ip address and if the switch itself is configured with ip address for vlan 1.

is the switch going to accept the packet or its going to drop it?

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vlan ip adress

hello Lovedeep

can you  tell me the  scenario .. what i understood is if a switch with an IP of on its vlan1 and receives a packet from

if that is the question.. switch will process it if there is no filtering for this IP configred



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vlan ip adress

To drop the packet would be the wrong term. The control-plane of the switch will ignore the packet. The rest will depend on other factors. So for L2-operation the frame could still be forwarded to other destinations based on the MAC-address. For L3-operation the packet can be routed to the destination.

vlan ip adress

@harish:how is this going to process is it going to put the packet on native vlan.

the scenario is there is switch A which has an ip for vlan 1 and switch B has an ip for vlan 1 both the switches have trunk native vlan 10. both the switches have trunlk link connecting through so when i ping from switch A the how is switch B going to process it.

vlan ip adress

Hello Lovedeep,

The scenario wasnt clear..

ok in this sitation, Swtich B gets this frame ( ARP request) but it will ignore that since there is no L3 interface with that IP address




vlan ip adress

hi harish,

I really appreciate your help but this is in production environment and its quite big and messy scenario so i cant give you the clear picture. see if you can get this there are switch A and C they both have there vlan 1 on subnet and is connected to switch C . so now switch A can ping if now

i deploy a new switch say switch B between A and C and switch B has vlan 1 on ip the scenario is now a--->b--->c---> is it possible for switch A to still ping how switch B will process this ping packets?


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vlan ip adress

Yes you should be able to ping from A to C.

When switch A pings switch C the destination mac-address will be the mac-address of the switch C vlan 1 interface. So switch B will simply look at the mac-address, see that this mac-address can be reached via the connection to switch C and forward the packet onto switch C. When switch C receives the packet it will see the mac-address is for it's vlan 1 interface.

The return ping packet will also work the same way.


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