enabling if_bridge STP

RW fbsd06 at mlists.homeunix.com
Thu Dec 6 09:37:00 PST 2007

On Thu, 6 Dec 2007 15:37:21 +0200
Silver Salonen <silver.salonen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Is all the traffic pass through the root-bridge in this case, so that
> if bridge1 wants to talk to bridge2, it has to go through root-bridge
> and not straight? In my case there's a straight connection between
> bridge1 and bridge2 too, so that they don't have to communicate
> through root-bridge.

The problem is that, even with switched ethernet, some packets have to
be broadcast, which can lead to packets going round in loops or
multiplying into a broadcast storm. STP prevents this by disabling 
connections to remove loops in the network.

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