Help with a PING issue

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Ladies and Gents;


I need your help with an easy issue but I can't seem to figure it out. To keep things simple, I am going to just keep it to three devices: I have a 2630 router connects to a Catalyst 3550 Multilayer Switch and I have a laptop connects to it. That's it! Here are the configurations:


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Router


interface Ethernet0/0

ip address 172.20.10.1 255.255.255.0

no ip directed-broadcast

!

interface Serial0/0

ip address 192.168.65.2 255.255.255.252

ip directed-broadcast

service-module t1 clock source internal

!

router ospf 10

area 2 stub

network 172.20.10.0 0.0.0.255 area 2

network 192.168.65.0 0.0.0.3 area 2

!

ip classless

!


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3550 switch


interface FastEthernet0/1

switchport mode access

no ip address

spanning-tree portfast

end


Malvern#sh run int fa0/2

Building configuration...


Current configuration : 131 bytes

!

interface FastEthernet0/2

switchport mode dynamic desirable

no ip address

duplex full

speed 100

spanning-tree portfast

end


interface Vlan1

ip address 172.20.10.2 255.255.255.0

no ip route-cache cef

!

ip default-gateway 172.20.10.1

ip classless

ip http server

!

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-The router connects to the Port 1 on the 3350 switch

-The laptop connects to the laptop on Port 2

- IP address of the laptop is 172.20.10.1 / 255.255.255.0 / DG 172.20.10.1


Here is my question:


From the laptop, I can ping the switch and both interfaces in the router. I also can ping from the router to the switch BUT I CAN'T ping from the edge switch to the laptop. In other words, the ping works one way but doesn't the other way while I don't have any ACL in the router.



Thank you in advance for any suggestion;



-JMF


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Richard Burts Mon, 05/12/2008 - 10:45
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Are you on purpose using the same IP address on the PC as is on the router interface? I believe that this address duplication is your problem. Change the PC address to some other host address in that subnet and see if things do not work better.


HTH


Rick

Richard Burts Mon, 05/12/2008 - 10:55
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If I am understanding your situation correctly then the symptoms are that the laptop can ping other devices but the other devices can not ping the laptop. The common cause of this is a firewall on the laptop which will not allow incoming ping. Please disable the firewall on the laptop and see if the behavior changes.


HTH


Rick

Richard Burts Mon, 05/12/2008 - 11:40
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I am glad that you got it worked out. Cisco Security agent is a bit of a surprise but does fit the general behavior.


HTH


Rick

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