5.4.6 Packet Tracer – Explore a Simple Network (Answers)
|Device||Interface||IPv4 Address||Subnet Mask||Default Gateway|
|DEVASC Server||NIC||IN: 192.168.2.3||255.255.255.0||192.168.1.1|
Note: You will add PC-A and PC-B to the topology in Step 1.
- Part 1: Add PCs to the Topology
- Part 2: Test Connectivity Across the Network
- Part 3: Create a Web Page and View it
- Part 4: Examine the FIREWALL Access Lists
Background / Scenario
Packet Tracer is a great tool for building and testing networks and network equipment. As a developer, it is important that you are familiar with network devices and how they communicate with each other. The simple network in this Packet Tracer activity is pre-configured to give you an opportunity to explore the devices.
Note: In this activity, the two web servers are referred to as DEVASC Server and Example Server. In the topology, they are named with their URL: www.devasc-netacad.pka and www.example.com.
Part 1: Add PCs to the Topology
In this Part, you will add PCs to the topology and configure them with IPv4 addressing.
Step 1: Place the PCs and connect them to the network.
Note: Device names are case-sensitive. If you use a different case or different name, your score will be impacted.
a. Drag a PC to the work area and place it near S2.
b. Rename the PC as PC-A.
c. Drag a PC to the work area and place it near S3.
d. Rename the PC as PC-B.
e. Connect a Copper Straight-Through cable from the FastEthernet0 port a PC-A to any available FastEthernet port on S2.
f. Connect a Copper Straight-Through cable from the FastEthernet0 port a PC-B to any available FastEthernet port on S3.
Step 2: Configure the IPv4 addressing for the PCs.
a. Click PC-A.
b. Click Desktop.
c. Click IP Configuration.
d. Assign the following IPv4 addressing information:
IPv4 Address: 192.168.1.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
e. Repeat this for PC-B, but use the following IPv4f addressing information:
IPv4 Address: 172.16.3.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 172.16.3.1
f. In the Instructions window for this activity, your completion percentage should be 100%. If not, click Check Results to see which required components are not yet completed. The rest of this activity is not scored.
Part 2: Test Connectivity Across the Network
a. Click PC-B.
b. Click Command Prompt.
c. Attempt to ping R3. Type ping 172.16.3.1 (your default gateway).
You may have to issue the command a couple of times, but you should start receiving replies from the router.
d. Ping the Example Server at the 126.96.36.199 address.
You may have issues initially as the network converges. Repeat the ping if necessary. Now you know you have connectivity through the internet.
e. Ping the DEVASC Server at the 188.8.131.52 address.
You may have issues initially as the network converges. Repeat the ping if necessary. Now you know that you have end-to-end connectivity across the network topology.
Part 3: Create a Web Page and View it
In this Part, you will create a simple web page on the DEVASC server and then verify that PC-B can access the web page.
Step 1: Create a web page.
a. Click the Server-PT www.devasc-netacad.pka
b. Click Services.
c. Under Services, you default to the first service, which is HTTP. Click New File.
d. Name the file html.
e. Packet Tracer understands basic Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Place the following html code in the box below the file name. If you know HTML, feel free to customize the code.
<html> <center><font size='+2' color='blue'>DevNet Associate</font></center> <hr>Welcome to the NetAcad DEVASC course!
f. Click Save. Click Yes to the warning.
Step 2: View the web page.
a. Click PC-B.
b. Click Desktop. If necessary, close the Command Prompt window.
c. Click Web Browser.
d. Place the following address in the URL box: http://184.108.40.206.
Your web page should display. If not, check your configurations, and try again.
Part 4: Modify the FIREWALL Access List
In this Part, you will examine the access list of the FIREWALL device, edit the access list, and test that the FIREWALL now denies ping access.
Step 1: Examine the access list on the FIREWALL device.
a. Click FIREWALL
b. Click CLI.
c. Press Enter a couple of times to get a prompt.
d. Type en and press Enter.
e. There is no password. Press Enter again.
f. Type show run and press Enter.
g. Press the space bar to scroll through the running configuration.
h. Notice the following access-list:
access-list OUTSIDE-DMZ extended permit icmp any host 192.168.2.3 access-list OUTSIDE-DMZ extended permit tcp any host 192.168.2.3 eq www
Host 192.168.2.3 is the internal IPv4 address of the DEVASC server in the DMZ.
- The first access-list statement allows any device to access to the server using Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP), which is the protocol used by the ping command.
- The second access-list statement allows any device to access the server using Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), which is the protocol used by web browsers.
i. If necessary, press the space bar until you are at the command prompt.
Step 2: Modify and test the effectiveness of the access list.
Typically, you do not want the outside world to be able to ping your internal servers. Therefore, you should remove the access-list statement that explicitly allows ping access.
a. Enter global configuration mode with the configure terminal command.
FIREWALL# configure terminal
b. Remove the access-list statement that permits ping with the following command and press Enter.
Note: The command is on one line although it may word wrap in the terminal
FIREWALL(config)# no access-list OUTSIDE-DMZ extended permit icmp any host 192.168.2.3
c. From the Command Prompt on PC-B, ping the DEVASC Server outside IPv4 address. The ping should now fail.
d. From the Web Browser on PC-B, access the DEVASC Server web page at http://220.127.116.11. You should still see the web page as you did not remove this access-list statement that allows HTTP access.