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Jul 4th, 2007

IP addresses may not be configured on L2 links.

I have this problem too.
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Richard Burts Wed, 07/04/2007 - 06:54


I am not sure whether this is a question or is a statement. It is true that a layer 2 link (or a layer 2 interface) can not be configured with an IP address. Since IP addresses operate at layer 3 they can not be configured on layer 2 links or layer 2 interfaces. This may particularly be an issue when configuring a switch. The layer 2 interfaces and layer 2 links on the switch can not be configured with an IP address, but IP address can be configured on layer 3 interfaces and links.




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