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hierarchical topology md5 authentication query

Posted on 2013-10-24
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Last Modified: 2013-10-25
hi i wish to know if my (md5 authentication) is correct and if not what is missing ?

note: apologies for not labelling up interface ports to know what connects to what as below describes:

i have configured the following:

core - only configured for routing protocol

dist1 - vtp server/rootbridge - 4096 & hsrp priority 200 active
dist1 - connects to access1 & 2

dist2 - vtp server/2nd root - 8192 & hsrp priority 100 standby
dist2 - connects to access 2 & 1

as per diagram
Question by:mikey250
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Looks correct to me.

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hi soulja, thanks for that as this is what i was going to add to my dest1 & dest2 on other thread.

one thing i have never really understood is when i see the following but see (key 1 & key 2) for example  ?

key chain michael
key 1
key 2
key-string 234
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The above should have a key string for each key id.

I believe when you have one switch configured with multiple keyid and strings, the other switch can be configured with either of the key strings.
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Author Comment

ID: 39600061
ok thanks for that!

i have just noticed that i would not be using (standby 2) in my config on that other thread you advised me on.  so i will remove it.
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thanks for confirming my config was correct and the advice!

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