Netw 202 week 5 Essay

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Performing Switch Startup and Initial Configuration vLab (20 points)
Write a paragraph (a minimum of five college-level sentences) below that summarizes what was accomplished in this lab, what you learned by performing it, how it relates to this week’s TCOs and other course material, and just as importantly, how you feel it will benefit you in your academic and professional career. (8 points) in this lab I am performing a switch start up and initial configuration. This lab showed me how to set up a motd for users accessing the switch. Also learned how to show passwords and encrypt them as well. This is very useful because a lot of time we (the IT dept) doesn’t want anyone to know what passwords are used to access the switches and
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So if I wanted to come in with my own laptop it wont be able to use the interface because its in invalid mac address.

Copy and paste the following screenshots from your Enhancing the Security of Initial Switch Configuration lab below.
Ta sk 1, Step 7: Paste a screenshot after you use a show command on Sw1 to verify the SSH settings. (1 point)

Question: Why is SSH a better choice for remote access compared to the use of Telnet?
Hint: Read and study the explanations within the lab for assistance. (2 points) because all communication is encrypted using a public/ private key pair.
Task 1, Step 12: Console into Sw1. Check the ARP cache to find the MAC address that is mapped to: 10.X.1.1 (the se cond address value varies depending on which pod you were assigned for your lab). (1 point)

Question: What is the purpose of the ARP cache, and how is it populated? The purpose of the ARP cashe is to map an IP address to a MAC address. Its populated by typing show arp
Hint: Read and study the explanations within the lab for assistance. (2 points)
Task 1, Step 18: Paste a screenshot after you enter a show command that provides a summary of the port-security settings for port 2. (1 point)

Question: According to the output of the command, what will happen if a device with an unrecognized MAC address attempts to transmit a frame into the port? It will shut down the