How to Access the Control List on Extreme Switches

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How to Access the Control List on Extreme Switches
ACLs must be carefully planned and configured to achieve the desired results. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Extreme Networks switches feature support for the routing and filtering of network traffic based on parameters configured by the network administrator. Access Control Lists (ACL) apply traffic control policies that can permit or deny forwarding traffic to or from specified areas of the network. If network traffic is not forwarded or filtered correctly, the ACL configuration is one of the first configurations that should be verified. Use the Extreme Networks switch command line to access and verify ACL configuration.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Extreme switch with the telnet service enabled
  • Windows 7 computer with the telnet client enabled
  • Admin password for the Extreme switch
  • IP address for the Extreme switch
  • Name of ACL (Access Control List) on the Extreme switch

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button on the Windows 7 PC desktop, and click the "Search" box.

  2. 2

    Type "cmd" in the "Search" box, and press the "Enter" key.

  3. 3

    Type "telnet x.x.x.x" at the command prompt, except replace "x.x.x.x" with the IP address of the Extreme switch, and press the "Enter" key.

  4. 4

    Type "admin" at the "Login" prompt, and press the "Enter" key.

  5. 5

    Type the telnet password for the Extreme switch when prompted, and press the "Enter" key.

  6. 6

    Type "show access-list," and press the "Enter" key to view the current set of ACLs configured on the switch.

  7. 7

    Type "show access-list acl_name" except replace "acl_name" with the name of the ACL to view the configuration of a specific ACL.

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