Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Security Command Reference
M Commands
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M Commands

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M Commands

mac access-list

mac port access-group

match


M Commands


This chapter describes the Cisco NX-OS security commands that begin with M.

mac access-list

To create a Media Access Control (MAC) access control list (ACL) or to enter MAC access list configuration mode for a specific ACL, use the mac access-list command. To remove a MAC ACL, use the no form of this command.

mac access-list access-list-name

no mac access-list access-list-name

Syntax Description

access-list-name

Name of the MAC ACL, which can be up to 64 alphanumeric, case-sensitive characters long.


Command Default

No MAC ACLs are defined by default.

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Use MAC ACLs to filter non-IP traffic.

When you use the mac access-list command, the switch enters MAC access list configuration mode, where you can use the MAC deny and permit commands to configure rules for the ACL. If the ACL specified does not exist, the switch creates it when you enter this command.

Use the mac access-group command to apply the ACL to an interface.

Every MAC ACL has the following implicit rule as its last rule:

deny any any protocol 
 
   

This implicit rule ensures that the switch denies the unmatched traffic, regardless of the protocol specified in the Layer 2 header of the traffic.

Examples

This example shows how to enter MAC access list configuration mode for a MAC ACL named mac-acl-01:

switch(config)# mac access-list mac-acl-01 
switch(config-acl)#
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

deny (MAC)

Configures a deny rule in a MAC ACL.

mac access-group

Applies a MAC ACL to an interface.

permit (MAC)

Configures a permit rule in a MAC ACL.

show mac access-lists

Displays all MAC ACLs or a specific MAC ACL.


mac port access-group

To apply a MAC access control list (ACL) to an interface, use the mac port access-group command. To remove a MAC ACL from an interface, use the no form of this command.

mac port access-group access-list-name

no mac port access-group access-list-name

Syntax Description

access-list-name

Name of the MAC ACL, which can be up to 64 alphanumeric, case-sensitive characters long.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Interface configuration mode
Virtual Ethernet interface configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

By default, no MAC ACLs are applied to an interface.

MAC ACLs apply to non-IP traffic.

You can use the mac port access-group command to apply a MAC ACL as a port ACL to the following interface types:

Layer 2 interfaces

Layer 2 EtherChannel interfaces

Virtual Ethernet interfaces

You can also apply a MAC ACL as a VLAN ACL. For more information, see the match command.

The switch applies MAC ACLs only to inbound traffic. When the switch applies a MAC ACL, the switch checks packets against the rules in the ACL. If the first matching rule permits the packet, the switch continues to process the packet. If the first matching rule denies the packet, the switch drops the packet and returns an ICMP host-unreachable message.

If you delete the specified ACL from the switch without removing the ACL from an interface, the deleted ACL does not affect traffic on the interface.

Examples

This example shows how to apply a MAC ACL named mac-acl-01 to Ethernet interface 1/2:

switch(config)# interface ethernet 1/2 
switch(config-if)# mac port access-group mac-acl-01 
switch(config-if)#
 
   

This example shows how to remove a MAC ACL named mac-acl-01 from Ethernet interface 1/2:

switch(config)# interface ethernet 1/2 
switch(config-if)# no mac port access-group mac-acl-01 
switch(config-if)#
 
   

This example shows how to apply a MAC ACL named mac-acl-03 to a specific virtual Ethernet interface:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# interface vethernet 1
switch(config-if)# mac port access-group mac-acl-03
switch(config-if)#
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

interface vethernet

Configures a virtual Ethernet interface.

mac access-list

Configures a MAC ACL.

show access-lists

Displays all ACLs.

show mac access-lists

Shows either a specific MAC ACL or all MAC ACLs.

show running-config interface

Shows the running configuration of all interfaces or of a specific interface.


match

To specify an access control list (ACL) for traffic filtering in a VLAN access map, use the match command. To remove a match command from a VLAN access map, use the no form of this command.

match {ip | ipv6 | mac} address access-list-name

no match {ip | ipv6 | mac} address access-list-name

Syntax Description

ip

Specifies an IPv4 ACL.

ipv6

Specifies an IPv6 ACL

mac

Specifies a MAC ACL.

address access-list-name

Specifies the IPv4, IPv6, or MAC address and the access list name. The name can be up to 64 alphanumeric, case-sensitive characters long.


Command Default

By default, the switch classifies traffic and applies IPv4 ACLs to IPv4 traffic and MAC ACLs to all other traffic.

Command Modes

VLAN access-map configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

You can specify only one match command per access map.

Examples

This example shows how to create a VLAN access map named vlan-map-01, assign an IPv4 ACL named ip-acl-01 to the map, specify that the switch forwards packets matching the ACL, and enable statistics for traffic matching the map:

switch(config)# vlan access-map vlan-map-01 
switch(config-access-map)# match ip address ip-acl-01 
switch(config-access-map)# action forward 
switch(config-access-map)# statistics 
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

action

Specifies an action for traffic filtering in a VLAN access map.

show vlan access-map

Displays all VLAN access maps or a VLAN access map.

show vlan filter

Displays information about how a VLAN access map is applied.

vlan access-map

Configures a VLAN access map.

vlan filter

Applies a VLAN access map to one or more VLANs.