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konigl Fri, 09/26/2003 - 04:49
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STP Bridge ID is 8 bytes in length. First two bytes are the STP Bridge Priority of the local bridge/switch you're looking at, which ranges from 0 to 65535 (default is 32768). The remaining 6 bytes are a MAC address assigned to that bridge/switch.

When STP Root Bridge election takes place, bridges/switches exchange Bridge IDs with each other. The one advertising the lowest value (highest priority) Bridge Priority wins the election. In the case of a tie on Bridge Priority, the MAC address is used to break the tie; again, the one with the lowest value wins.

STP Root ID is the Bridge ID of the current bridge/switch that is acting as the Root Bridge for a particular Spanning Tree.

When Root ID and Bridge ID are the same on a local bridge/switch, you're looking at the Root Bridge itself.

Hope this helps.


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