Enhancements to Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

enhancements to stp

The 802.1d spanning tree protocol was created with very few design flaws; however, as with most great things, there is always room for improvement. The biggest grievance the networking community had with spanning tree protocol was the slow convergence when a topology change occurred in the network. Recall that it could take up to 30 … Read more

Layer 2 Switching and Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

layer 2 switching and stp

We already have an article “Datalink networking concepts”, that you can use bridges and switches to segment a LAN into smaller collision domains. This article looks in close detail at the operations of bridges and switches. Specifically, you will investigate the transparent functionality that occurs when a switch is building and utilizing its frame forwarding … Read more