sup 720 accesslists

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Feb 2nd, 2007

It's unclear to me what the difference is between these 2 acl statements , could anyone elaborate. The reason I'm asking this is on a outbound acl using the 2nd entry listed and we are not seeing anything on the acl counters when he comes thru yet if we put a deny all at the beginning of the list he is blocked. I am wondering if the syntax is wrong and actually should be the first entry listed below , or are there any reasons why the acl counters would not be imcrementing , the user is going to telnet as verified thru the cache flows .

permit tcp eq telnet host ----->

permit tcp host eq telnet

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Jon Marshall Fri, 02/02/2007 - 07:59


I believe the first statement says

allow any 192.98.97.x host with a source port of 23 to access the host on any port.

the second says

allow any 192.98.97.x host on any port to talk to host on port 23.

I believe your access list is working but you don't see the access-list counters going up because the 6500 processes the acl in hardware on the PFC. We have access-lists outbound on some of our vlan interfaces on our 6500's and we know they work but the acl counters never increment.

See attached link for more details:-



glen.grant Fri, 02/02/2007 - 08:46

Ok ,the original entry appears to be correct then because the destination port is telnet , why doesn't the counters increment , the interface is on a serial port on a flexwan card and the access list is applied to a sub interface . Any ideas ????

Jon Marshall Fri, 02/02/2007 - 09:46


I haven't used the flexwan cards in the 6500 but as i said in the previous post i believe you don't see the counters increment because the 6500 switches in hardware. From the doc

"When you enter the show ip access-list command, the match count displayed does not include packets processed in hardware".

I did a quick test on our lab 6500. Applied an extended access-list which allowed ssh from my client to one of the servers on a server vlan and then denied everything else.

I was able to ssh but when i did a "sh ip access-list" the counters on the access-list had not incremented.



glen.grant Fri, 02/02/2007 - 10:24

Thanks Jon , seems like I remember reading that somewhere also just wanted to run that by other people , appreciate it .


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