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Cisco LAN Switching Fundamentals by Basir Sakandar - CCIE No. 6040, David Barnes - CCIE No. 6563

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Chapter 10. Implementing and Tuning Spanning Tree

This chapter covers the following topics:

Chapter 1, “LAN Switching Foundation Technologies,” discussed the fundamentals behind the spanning-tree algorithm. This chapter will explore the intricacies of spanning tree along with Cisco's numerous proprietary features that help with preventing Layer 2 loops on the network. Today's networks require rapid convergence because of the sensitive nature of applications and other network protocols. It becomes imperative for the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) to handle convergence issues quickly ...

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