em device hangs on ifconfig alias ...

Mike Tancsa mike at sentex.net
Tue Jul 11 01:18:30 UTC 2006

At 04:55 PM 10/07/2006, User Freebsd wrote:

>'k, I know nothing about Cisco but do have access to change my 
>configs (knowing nothing tends to keep me from doing too much 
>playing) ... what does the above do, exactly?

Spanning tree is there to prevent switch loops as well as allow for 
redundant paths with switches among other things.  If you are just 
putting a non bridge device in the port it should be safe to put the 
switch port in portfast mode so when there is a link transition, the 
port does not block traffic for 20 seconds on that vlan.


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