STP disabled on switch

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Nov 13th, 2008
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Hi

Do CISCO switch forwards STP frames between non cisco switches provided the CiSCO switch is disabled with STP.

and these three switches are conected like triangular topology.

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Umair

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Giuseppe Larosa Thu, 11/13/2008 - 05:16
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Hello Umair,

it shouldn't pass STP frames disabling STP, that is not recommended, doesn't make an hub of a switch.

If you need you can use 802.1Q tunneling with layer 2 tunneling and bpdu filter to provide a transparent L2 transport service.


see


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/12.2SX/configuration/guide/dot1qtnl.html



http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/12.2SX/configuration/guide/l2pt.html



Hope to help

Giuseppe




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