Allowing for the Implied Deny function

In any ACL having one or more ACEs there will always be a packet match. This is because the switch automatically applies an Implicit Deny as the last ACE in any ACL. This function is not visible in ACL listings, but is always present, see A standard ACL that permits all IPv4 traffic not implicitly denied. This means that if you configure the switch to use an ACL for filtering either inbound or outbound IPv4 traffic on a VLAN, any packets not specifically permitted or denied by the explicit entries you create will be denied by the Implicit Deny action. If you want to preempt the Implicit Deny (so that IPv4 traffic not specifically addressed by earlier ACEs in a given ACL will be permitted), insert an explicit permit any (for standard ACLs) or permit ip any any (for extended ACLs) as the last explicit ACE in the ACL.