[ednog] Anyone deploying MSTP and/or RSTP as alternatives to
l-grill at northwestern.edu
Tue Apr 26 13:05:03 EDT 2005
Cisco has something called MSTP that is supposedly their interpretation of
IEEE 802.1s. I'm still trying to understand how it works but they say it
uses RSTP (802.1w) which allows for faster convergence because it uses an
explicit handshake to figure out the forwarding path. I think the MSTP
part cuts down on the amount of BPDU traffic and allows for load balancing
as well as redundancy.
Before delving into this any deeper, I was wondering if anyone has
considered this as an alternative to running STP on their switches? We try
to limit the number of vlans that we trunk around campus, but there's
always some amount of trunking we end up having to do.
Does anyone have any experience (good or bad) with these technologies?
IT Telecommunications and Network Services
847-491-4094 l-grill at northwestern.edu
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