PVST behaviour on 3550 running 12.1(12c)EA1

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Dec 15th, 2003
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Is it normal for a port configured as an access port to respond to PVST multicasts recieved on this port. Surely this behavior should be reserved for Trunk ports?



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steinar.haug Wed, 12/17/2003 - 13:56
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This is normal behavior. Spanning tree BPDUs, including PVST BPDUs, are sent as multicast packets - and they are also sent on access ports (since it is perfectly feasible to connect two switches using access ports).

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