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Offline alkurishy

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how to know that the router is connected to server
« on: November 23, 2015, 07:51:21 AM »
Hi there, hope all of you and your famelies are well, my name is Adil and I am working on a project I have a question that give some headice to answer it as I search and ask alot but didnt find the answer, I put it here hope I find some answer or a guid to the answer the queastion is:

(How to know that the router is connected to server?)

What I mean is that I want to check a network consist of number of routers and some devices one or more of these devices are Servers, I want to know which router is connected to a Server.

I have try the packet tracer for Cisco and try some commandes such as (show ip route) ans (show cdp neighbour) and (show arp details) I didnt find any defferent between the router that connect to a server and a router connect to a client computer

I hope my question is clear for all and hope to find some help

Thank you in advanced for all

Offline TankII

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Re: how to know that the router is connected to server
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2015, 01:37:15 PM »
This is a tough answer, as the details are a bit thin.  A diagram of the network would help.
However, in the clearest sense from what you posted, if the server and the workstation (PC) are on the same network, and are in the same VLAN, they will share the same router.  Conversations between the workstation and the server will traverse the local VLAN and not touch the router except at the start of a conversation when a workstation will broadcast an ARP request for the server.  Conversations to workstations outside of the local VLAN (network/switch/hub) will go through the router to the other network location.

Conversely, a router has little to no need of talking *to* a server, unless there is a forward rule such as a internal web server that is reachable from the Internet.


Offline jamessunday

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Re: how to know that the router is connected to server
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2016, 03:06:17 AM »
This link may be helpful.