What does the Serial 0 is administratively down, line protocol is down line indicate with certainty?

Last Updated on August 7, 2021 by Admin 3

Refer to the partial output of the show interfaces command:

200-301 Part 08 Q05 075
200-301 Part 08 Q05 075

What does the Serial 0 is administratively down, line protocol is down line indicate with certainty?

  • There is no problem with the physical connectivity.
  • There is a configuration problem in the local or remote router.
  • There is a problem at the telephone company’s end.
  • The shutdown interface command is present in the router configuration.
Explanation:
The Serial 0 is administratively down, line protocol is down line in the output of the show interfaces command indicates the following:
– The shutdown interface command is present in the router configuration. This indicates that the administrator might have manually shut down the interface by issuing the shutdown command.
– A duplicate Internet Protocol (IP) address might be in use.

This line does not show that there is no problem with the physical connectivity. Since the interface is administratively shut down, there is no way of determining the operational status of the physical layer.

The Serial 0 is administratively down, line protocol is down line does not indicate a configuration problem in the local or remote router. A problem in the configuration of local or remote router would be indicated by the Serial 0 is up, line protocol is down message.

This line does not show that there is a problem at the telephone company’s end. Since the interface is administratively shut down, there is no way of determining the operational status of the physical layer or protocol layer on the other end of the line.

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