Packet Tracer Problem?

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Aug 8th, 2012
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I am from Malta and I am currently studying for my degree in Computer Networks. In a current module we started using Packet Tracer. I would like to know if you heard about any faults that it may have; such as an ACL will be set up on a router to deny packet but packets still pass through.

I would greatly appreciate a reply and thank you in advance.

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Alessio Andreoli Thu, 08/16/2012 - 02:38
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Hi Timmy,

PT has indeed some problems but i don't believe that they are related to ACL mechanisms or more basics stuff. If you shared your config maybe i can be more helpful?

Jump to GNS3.. by now the best emulator on the Internet (freeware)

Take Care


cadet alain Mon, 08/20/2012 - 04:28
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don't forget that outbound ACL doesn't consider packets from the router itself.

Maybe this is the cause of your problem.



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juan_diego_rodriguez Mon, 09/17/2012 - 15:00
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Hi Timmy Martin  If you want a real network simulator, you'd better get GNS3, it works with real IOS Images, and simulates very well the process, now, also you can use Packet Tracer, however GNS3 has more features than  packet tracer, like more complex ACL or routing protocols as BGP an ODR.

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