Question: Forwarding and Encapsulation
You can learn how a LAN switch forwards frames in just a few minutes, and then explore that idea in different contexts throughout your entire span of studying for #CCENT and #CCNA Routing and switching. This latest practice question asks about just that but requires you to think about encapsulations and addresses before you can think about a switch’s forwarding logic. Have fun!
Consider a web session from host A to web server B, and focus on the first message sent by the server back to host A. Which facts does switch SW2 use when making its forwarding decision for that message?
- Host A’s MAC address
- Host B’s MAC address
- One of R1’s interface MAC addresses
- One of R2’s interface MAC addresses
- Host A’s IP address
- Server B’s IP address
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