A DTP question.

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Aug 27th, 2010
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I have found the following question:

What happens when you try to create a trunk link between two switches that have their ports set to dynamic auto?

a. The link will become a trunk link.

b. The link will become a nontrunked link.

c. Both ports will be configured as access ports.

d. Both ports will become inactive.

The author says that the correct answer is b.

I had understood that, in that case, both ports will become access ports.

Why answer c is not correct too?


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Peter Paluch Fri, 08/27/2010 - 05:45
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This is a classical example of word-juggling. The link will operate as an access link, however, the ports are still configured for dynamic auto operation, they just operate in the access mode. Having something configured means that it is present in the running-configuration.

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speculor_cisco Fri, 08/27/2010 - 06:04
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So, literaly but not only literaly, I was in error because the configuration does not change.

Thanks for the answer.


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