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CDP Neighbor question

Hello All,

A friend came to me asking a question regarding the output below, but given my novice level I have been unable to help.  Below is the sh cdp neighbor command from a Cisco 3550 Switch that is connected to a Cisco 2821 router.  The question is what do the decimal point after Gig 0/1 signify?  For instance, Gig 0/1.8?  Also, why would someone have a setup of using the same interface three times?  Thanks for any assistance.

Device ID        Local Intrfce     Holdtme    Capability  Platform  Port ID
KYX-Admin02      Gig 0/2            176         T S       WS-C2924M-Gig 1/1
KCn                    Fas 0/4            121        R S I      Cisco 2821Gig 0/1.68
KCn                    Fas 0/4            121        R S I      Cisco 2821Gig 0/1.8
KCn                    Fas 0/4            131        R S I      Cisco 2821Gig 0/1
KCn                    Fas 0/2            131        R S I      Cisco 2821Gig 0/0

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Re: CDP Neighbor question

Subinterfaces and use the router to route between VLAN's.

HTH,

jerry

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: CDP Neighbor question

Just to add to Jerry's post.

The 3550 is a L3 switch so you don't actually need to use subinterfaces on the router. In fact by using subinterfaces on the router you are limiting the bandwidth available between those vlans.

In the majority of cases if you have a L3 capable switch then the inter-vlan routing should be done there and not using subinterfaces on a router.

Jon

Re: CDP Neighbor question

Andrew,

The best way to understand why the same interface is used multiple times is to look at the legacy way of intervlan routing called "Router on a switch"

The link below would help ya..

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk389/tk815/technologies_configuration_example09186a00800949fd.shtml

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Cisco Employee

Re: CDP Neighbor question

Subinterfaces and use the router to route between VLAN's.

HTH,

jerry

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: CDP Neighbor question

Just to add to Jerry's post.

The 3550 is a L3 switch so you don't actually need to use subinterfaces on the router. In fact by using subinterfaces on the router you are limiting the bandwidth available between those vlans.

In the majority of cases if you have a L3 capable switch then the inter-vlan routing should be done there and not using subinterfaces on a router.

Jon

Re: CDP Neighbor question

Andrew,

The best way to understand why the same interface is used multiple times is to look at the legacy way of intervlan routing called "Router on a switch"

The link below would help ya..

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk389/tk815/technologies_configuration_example09186a00800949fd.shtml

New Member

Re: CDP Neighbor question

Thanks a lot to everyone.  I will definitely take a look at that link.  Thanks again.

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