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ICND1 – Miscellaneous Questions

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Question 1


Tracert (or traceroute) is used to trace the path between the sender and the destination host. Traceroute works by sending packets with gradually increasing Time-to-Live (TTL) value, starting with TTL value = 1. The first router receives the packet, decrements the TTL value and drops the packet because it then has TTL value zero. The router sends an ICMP Time Exceeded message back to the source. The next set of packets are given a TTL value of 2, so the first router forwards the packets, but the second router drops them and replies with ICMP Time Exceeded. Proceeding in this way, traceroute uses the returned ICMP Time Exceeded messages to build a list of routers that packets traverse, until the destination is reached and returns an ICMP Echo Reply message -> C is correct.

ICMP is encapsulated in an IP packet. In particular, the ICMP message is encapsulated in the IP payload part of an IP datagram -> D is correct.

Note: The TRACERT command on Windows Operating System uses ICMP while MAC OS X and Linux TRACEROUTE use UDP.

Question 2


The output above is unclear. Normally when we use this command we can see the type of serial connection on this interface, for example “V.35 DCE cable. Below is an example of the same command as above:

RouterA#show controllers serial 0
HD unit 0, idb = 0xECA4C, driver structure at 0xF1EC8
buffer size 1524 HD unit 0, V.35 DTE cable
cpb = 0x62, eda = 0x403C, cda = 0x4050
RX ring with 16 entries at 0x624000
00 bd_ptr=0x4000 pak=0x0F5704 ds=0x62FFB8 status=80 pak_size=22


RouterB#show controllers serial 0
buffer size 1524 HD unit 0, V.35 DCE cable, clockrate 64000
cpb = 0x62, eda = 0x408C, cda = 0x40A0
RX ring with 16 entries at 0x624000
00 bd_ptr=0x4000 pak=0x0F2F04 ds=0x627908 status=80 pak_size=22

but in this case we only get “V.35 cable”. So in fact we are not sure about the answer C. But the output above also does not have any information to confirm other answers are correct or not.

Just for your information, the V.35 male and V.35 female cable are shown below:


Question 3

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Question 5


The ping command first sends an echo request packet to an address, then waits for a reply. The ping is successful only if:
+ The echo request gets to the destination, and
+ The destination is able to get an echo reply back to the source within a predetermined time called a timeout. The default value of this timeout is two seconds on Cisco routers.

(Reference: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/ios-nx-os-software/ios-software-releases-121-mainline/12778-ping-traceroute.html)

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