Transparent Mode - When and Why?
I'm still slogging through my reading for this one and I came across the basics of configuring Transparent mode or firewall transparent and I'm curious...when/why would you use this? If I'm understanding it correctly, you would not be able to pass a regular ethernet frame when this mode is enabled, so you would have to be passing something like MPLS, frame-relay, or IPX. (Please correct me if I'm off here!) So, I'm guessing this would more likely be used at the ISP level for some kind of layer 2 firewall, which begs the question, why use a firewall at that level? Wouldn't that slow traffic at a level on the hierarchical model that you would rather keep things going as fast as possible? I'm just not seeing where a practical application for this might be, so I'm driving myself nuts trying to come up with one. Any ideas?
ONT, ISCW, BCMSN - DONE
BSCI - In Progress
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