CCNA – Access List Simulation 2

A network associate is adding security to the configuration of the Corp1 router. The user on host C should be able to use a web browser to access financial information from the Finance Web Server. No other hosts from the LAN nor the Core should be able to use a web browser to access this server. Since there are multiple resources for the corporation at this location including other resources on the Finance Web Server, all other traffic should be allowed.

The task is to create and apply an access-list with no more than three statements that will allow ONLY host C web access to the Finance Web Server ( No other hosts will have web access to the Finance Web Server. All other traffic is permitted.

CISCO CCNA Exam – Q337

Answer and Explanation:

Corp1>enable (you may enter “cisco” as it passwords here)

We should create an access-list and apply it to the interface which is connected to the Server LAN because it can filter out traffic from both Sw-2 and Core networks. The Server LAN network has been assigned addresses of – so we can guess the interface connected to them has an IP address of (.30 is the number shown in the figure). Use the “show ip interface brief” command to check which interface has the IP address of
CISCO CCNA Exam – Q337b

We learn that interface FastEthernet0/1 is the interface connected to Server LAN network. It is the interface we will apply our access-list (for outbound direction).

Corp1# configure terminal

Our access-list needs to allow host C – to the Finance Web Server via web (port 80)
Corp1(config)# access-list 100 permit tcp host host eq 80

Deny other hosts access to the Finance Web Server via web
Corp1(config)# access-list 100 deny tcp any host eq 80

All other traffic is permitted
Corp1(config)# access-list 100 permit ip any any

Apply this access-list to Fa0/1 interface (outbound direction)
Corp1(config)# interface fa0/1
Corp1(config-if)# ip access-group 100 out

Finally, save the configuration
Corp1(config-if)# end
Corp1# copy running-config startup-config

Notice: We have to apply the access-list to Fa0/1 interface (not Fa0/0 interface) so that the access-list can filter traffic coming from both the LAN and the Core networks. If we apply access list to the inbound interface we can only filter traffic from the LAN network.

Click on host C to open its web browser. In the address box type to check if you are allowed to access Finance Web Server or not. If your configuration is correct then you can access it.

Click on other hosts (A, B and D) and check to make sure you can’t access Finance Web Server from these hosts.