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March 23rd, 2017 in ICND2 200-105 Go to comments

Question 1


Host Z will use ARP to get the MAC address of the interface on R1 that connects to it and use this MAC as the destination MAC address. It use the IP address of the storage server as the destination IP address.

For example in the topology below, host A will use the MAC address of E0 interface of the router as its destination MAC address to reach the Email Server.


Question 2


Static routes remain in the routing table even if the specified gateway becomes unavailable. If the specified gateway becomes unavailable, you need to remove the static route from the routing table manually. However, static routes are removed from the routing table if the specified interface goes down, and are reinstated when the interface comes back up.

Therefore the static route will only be removed from the routing table if the S0/0 interface on RTA is shutdown.

(Reference: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa84/configuration/guide/route_static.html)

Question 3

Question 4


By default a static route has the Administrative Distance (AD) of 1, which is always preferred to dynamic routing protocols. In some cases we may want to use dynamic routing protocols and set static routes as a backup route when the “dynamic” routes fail -> we can increase the AD of that static route to a higher value than the AD of the dynamic routing protocols.

Question 5

Question 6


Discontiguous networks are networks that have subnets of a major network separated by a different major network. Below is an example of discontiguous networks where subnets and are separated by a network.


If we configure automatic summarization at classful boundaries, users on network cannot communicate with users on network

If you are not clear about automatic summarization please read the last part of this tutorial: http://www.9tut.com/eigrp-routing-protocol-tutorial.

Question 7


Static routing can only be configured for each route manually so it is more secure than dynamic routing which only needs to declare which networks to run -> A is correct.

Also static route does not use any complex algorithm to find out the best path so no routing updates need to be sent out -> reduce routing traffic load. Static routing is useful especially in stub network links.

Note: Stub network (or stub router) is used to describe a network (or router) that does not have any information about other networks except a default route. This type of network (or router) usually has only one connection to the outside.

Question 8


Host1 can ping the Serial interface of R2 because R1 has the network of as directly connected route. But R1 does not know how to route to the network of Host2 ( so R1 will drop that ping without trying to send it out S0/0 interface. To make the ping work, we have to configure a route pointing to that network (for example: ip route s0/0 on R1).

Question 9

Comments (2) Comments
  1. NFK
    April 20th, 2017

    Why would the answer to question 2 not be B? If the interface is shut down as the question said, I thought the route is removed until the interface is reinstated. In that case, why wouldn’t RTA just drop the packet because it would not have the route from RTB anymore?

  2. NFK
    April 20th, 2017

    Nevermind, I just realized the error in my thinking.