STP beginner question

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Nov 8th, 2007

Hey all,

Do I have a stack of 3548's connected wi the gigstack connectors. DO I need to have STP turned on the switches? What does it give me, and what do I loose by turning it off?


THanks

Correct Answer by glen.grant about 9 years 3 months ago

I would never turn off spanning tree . What do you lose? Layer 2 protection against layer 2 loops whether it be configured or unintentional like someone plugging in a handy dandy home router in your network and accidently causing a loop . You will see how short a time a network can go down if this happens .

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glen.grant Thu, 11/08/2007 - 10:58

I would never turn off spanning tree . What do you lose? Layer 2 protection against layer 2 loops whether it be configured or unintentional like someone plugging in a handy dandy home router in your network and accidently causing a loop . You will see how short a time a network can go down if this happens .

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