The Rapid PVST+Spanning-Tree Protocol (RSTP) course, led by INE expert instructor Keith Bogart, will explain bridging loops and how RSTP can prevent them. Read More
Fast Convergence for Designated Ports RSTP protocol's fast convergence depends on the use of point-to-point links connecting switches. In order to quickly transition a designated port into non-discarding state, the upstream switch needs to make sure that the downstream neighbor agrees with that idea. This constitutes the process known as handshake (or proposal/agreement): Upstream bridge sends a proposal out of a designated port. As a matter of fact, it just sets the proposal bit in outgoing... Read More

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