- Bronze, 100 points or more
Just got a doubt.
If two ports of a standalone switch are connected through a cross cable,how will be the stp behaviour with respect to this scenario..
As all know switches use following criteria for applying STP:
1) Lowest root BID
2) Lowest path cost to root bridge
3) Lowest sender BID
4) Lowest port priority
5) Lowest port id.
So in your senario up to number 4 allvalues will be equal and there will be a tie.So for tie-breaker port id will be used and the port with higher port number will be blocked and lower port id will be in fwding state.
If you crossed cable the e1/1 and e1/2 on the same switch then 1/1 will b in fwding state while 1/2 will b in blocking state.