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question in switching for STP and loop

hi ,

i have a question in loop issue , will it occur in this case or not

i will describe my scenario as below :

 

now i have 4 switches connected with full mesh.

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3 of them has stp protocol enabled

only 1 of them is un manged and dont support STP protocol

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the question is :

if i connected the 4 switches full mesh  , will  the loop occurs ??

 

as i believe , stp loop prevention depend on the switch itself not on their neighbour ,  but not sure from my understanding

 

wish to help

 

regards

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No, a loop won't form in the topology you've described.

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No, a loop won't form in the topology you've described.

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great to hear that ,can u

great to hear that ,

can u explain ??

 

can i say a rule

 

"" if there is (n) number of switches  , we can say that (n-1) with STP and one switch without STP can deal to no loop  if there were connected with fulll mesh""

 

correct ?

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Someone please correct me if

Someone please correct me if i am wrong, but the unmanaged switch is nothing more then a smart repeater, so it is going to pass the BPDU from one switch right though the unmanaged switch to the other managed switch. The switch on one end will block the one port from the unmanaged switch as it will see a loop and do what STP should do and block the port(s).

There is no rule or formula you can really use to figure this out.

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If there's only one or two non-STP switches, in a full mesh, you'll be okay.  Once you have at least three non-STP switches, in a full mesh, you have a loop between them.

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