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Routing TCP/IP, Volume I (CCIE Professional Development) by Jeff Doyle

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Named Access Lists

The limit of 99 standard access lists or 100 extended IP access lists per router would seem to be more than enough. However, there are cases, such as with dynamic access lists[1], in which these maximums may not be sufficient. Named access lists, available beginning with IOS 11.2, extend these limits. The other advantage is that descriptive names can make large numbers of lists more manageable.

[1] Dynamic access lists are not covered in this tutorial. Refer to Cisco's documentation for more information.

To use names, the first line of the access list is of the format:

ip access-list {standard|extended} name

Because there are no numbers to differentiate list types, this line specifies the list as IP and either standard or ...

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