ICND2 – VLAN & Trunking
Native VLAN frames are carried over the trunk link untagged -> A is correct.
802.1Q trunking ports carry all the traffic of all VLANs so it cannot be the secure ports. A secure port should be only configured to connect with terminal devices (hosts, printers, servers…) -> B is not correct.
The Inter-Switch Link (ISL) encapsulation requires FastEthernet or greater to operate but 802.1q supports 10Mb/s Ethernet interfaces. -> C is correct.
802.1Q supports point-to-multipoint connectivity. Although in Cisco implementation, a “trunk” is considered a point-to-point link but 802.1q encapsulation can be used on an Ethernet segment shared by more than two devices. Such a configuration is seldom needed but is still possible with the disablement of DTP negotiation. -> D is not correct (Reference: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps700/products_tech_note09186a008012ecf3.shtml)
The native VLAN that is configured on each end of an 802.1Q trunk must be the same. This is because when a switch receives an untagged frame, it will assign that frame to the native VLAN. If one end is configured VLAN1 as the native VLAN while the other end is configured VLAN2 as the native VLAN, a frame sent in VLAN1 on one side will be received on VLAN2 on the other side -> E is correct.
Fa0/1 of Switch11 is configured as an access link of VLAN1 so only frames in VLAN1 can communicate through the two switches. But from the output above we see there is no interface belongs to VLAN1 on Switch12 -> no hosts can communicate between the two switches.
We can’t confirm answer B is totally correct but all other answers are wrong so B is the best choice.
+ We only have 1 LAN interface on Main_Campus router with 4 subinterfaces -> answer A is not correct (although it is a bit unclear).
+ The “protocol” column of interface Serial0/1 is up so its Layer 2 is operating correctly -> answer C is not correct.
+ This router has only 1 FastEthernet interface -> answer D is not correct.
+ The “status” column of Fa0/0 is currently “up” so it is operating -> answer E is not correct.