Chapter 11. Advanced Spanning Tree Protocol
Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)—. This section discusses the enhancements that allow switches to run STP efficiently, offering fast convergence.
Multiple Spanning Tree (MST) Protocol—. This section discusses the latest IEEE standard that supports a reduced number of STP instances for a campus network while using RSTP for efficient operation.
Familiarity with the IEEE 802.1D STP standard is essential because that protocol is used universally to maintain loop-free bridged and switched networks. However, it now is considered a legacy protocol, offering topology change and convergence ...