Question about static packet filters

CrunchyhippoCrunchyhippo Member Posts: 389
So what's the difference between a static packet filter and an ACL? Seems like they both do the same thing.

The study question I have here asks, "What should be used to prevent specific types of traffic from certain IP addresses and subnets from entering into the secured segment of your network?"

The answer is a static packet filter, but why couldn't an ACL be used to do the same thing? Am I making too big of a deal over this in preparing for the upcoming test?
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  • sprkymrksprkymrk Member Posts: 4,884 ■■■□□□□□□□
    An ACL could certainly contain ststic packet filters. It can also contain dynamic packet filters, and depending on the device may also have application filters. I guess an ACL is too generic and may do more than what the question asked, which was specifically blocking packets based on source and destination - which is pretty much what a static filter does.

    Basically its a poorly worded question IMO.

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