Stubby Post – Time-based ACLs and Policy-maps

Certain divisions of the company tend to shoot themselves in the foot by kicking off large file transfers during business hours, so I had a thought that maybe we could use time-based ACLs to do some QoSing for those guys. I fired up GNS3 with a 3600 running 12.4(25b) with some virtual PCs on it’s Ethernet interfaces.

time-range BUSINESSHOURS
 periodic daily 8:00 to 17:00
!
ip access-list extended PINGS
 permit icmp any any time-range BUSINESSHOURS
!
class-map match-all PINGS
 match access-group name PINGS
!
policy-map PM-F0/0-OUT
 class PINGS

First, I set the router’s time to outside of the time range and sent some pings over.

R1#sh clock
00:01:13.107 UTC Wed Apr 28 2010
R1#sh access-lists
Extended IP access list PINGS
    10 permit icmp any any time-range BUSINESSHOURS (inactive)
R1#sh policy-map int f0/0
 FastEthernet0/0

  Service-policy output: PM-F0/0-OUT

    Class-map: PINGS (match-all)
      0 packets, 0 bytes
      5 minute offered rate 0 bps
      Match: access-group name PINGS

    Class-map: class-default (match-any)
      11 packets, 1140 bytes
      5 minute offered rate 0 bps, drop rate 0 bps
      Match: any

Alright, that’s expected. Now let’s set the clock to within the time range and repeat.

R1#sh clock
13:00:12.887 UTC Wed Apr 28 2010
R1#sh access-lists
Extended IP access list PINGS
    10 permit icmp any any time-range BUSINESSHOURS (active) (10 matches)
R1#sh policy-map int f0/0
 FastEthernet0/0

  Service-policy output: PM-F0/0-OUT

    Class-map: PINGS (match-all)
      10 packets, 980 bytes
      5 minute offered rate 0 bps
      Match: access-group name PINGS

    Class-map: class-default (match-any)
      20 packets, 1970 bytes
      5 minute offered rate 0 bps, drop rate 0 bps
      Match: any

How about that?  Time-based ACLs seems to work with policy-maps.  I didn’t know that.

jac
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