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What are switch ports?
Last Updated: 12th March, 2020
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Thereof, what is the use of trunk port in switch?
A trunk port is a port that is assignedtocarry traffic for all the VLANs that are accessible by aspecificswitch, a process known as trunking.Trunkports mark frames with unique identifying tags –either802.1Q tags or Inter-Switch Link (ISL) tags – astheymove between switches.
One may also ask, what is the uplink port on a switch used for? An uplink port is a special port(i.e.,connector) on a network switch or hub that reversesthetransmit and receive circuits of any twisted pair cableconnectedto it. It is also referred to as an MDI (mediumdependentinterface) port. Uplink ports eliminate theneed forcrossover cables.
Herein, what is an access port?
An "access port"isa type of connection on a switch that is used to connect aguestvirtual machine that is VLAN unaware. This portprovides thevirtual machine with connectivity through a switch thatis VLANaware without requiring it to support VLANtagging.
What is difference between trunk and access port?
This link specifically shows the accessportconfiguration. As for the difference between TrunksandAccess ports, a trunk does add dot1q or ISLtagsdirectly to frames and can exist on all or multiple vlans.While anaccess port only passes traffic from a set vlan butdoes notmodify the frame with a vlan tag.