Protocol filters

This filter type enables the switch to forward or drop, on the basis of protocol type, traffic to a specific set of destination ports on the switch. Filtered protocol types include:

  • Appletalk

  • ARP

  • IPX

  • NetBEUI

  • SNA

Only one filter for a particular protocol type can be configured at any one time. For example, a separate protocol filter can be configured for each of the protocol types listed above, but only one of those can be an IP filter. Also, the destination ports for a protocol filter can be on different VLANs.

You can configure up to seven protocol filters.