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switch Mac address

How many minutes it will take switch to learn Mac address?

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Re: switch Mac address

Worse case 50s if you configured with standard STP. Max age 20s, listening 15s & learning 15s.

If u configure portfast switchport goes to forwarding without listening & learning timers, it should be faster in that case

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switch Mac address

Generally  a MAC address is learend as soon as a valid frame is received on a switchport. The source-MAC-address then is stored in the MAC-address table of that VLAN with the port it was received on. Now the switch can forward unicast traffic to that MAC-address as destination. If no more frames with that MAC as source are received, the entry in the MAC-address-table will be deleted after 5 minutes by default. If the switch now has to forward a frame to that destination, the frames have to be flodded over all the switchports until the entry is re-learned.

As stated in the posting above, you should configure edge-ports with spanning-tree portfast to speed up the learning-process when the interface initializes.

HTH

Rolf

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switch Mac address

I hope you get GOOD GRADES for all of this.

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