Cisco VLAN 1

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Jan 15th, 2008
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What is Cisco Recommendation for VLAN 1. Is there any issues with Keeping VLAN 1. Is this a security Risk. I am looking for a good Document on weather to Keep the Cisco vlan 1 or rename it allto gather. What is Cisco stance on this?

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Jon Marshall Tue, 01/15/2008 - 07:51
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Hi Janet

Cisco recommend using a separate vlan for managing your switches ie. don't use vlan 1 on the switch for remote access, and they also recommend putting all unused ports into a dummy vlan with no layer 3 interface - we use vlan 998 here where i work.

Note the vlan 1 will still be used by PagP, CDP, STP to send information down trunk links.

Attached is a paper on vlan security with a specific part on use of vlan 1.




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