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Switching Loop

Hello Dear,

How to stop the loop in the switches without enabling spanning-tree on the switches. Let's suppose there are 4 switches in the network and the requirement is NOT TO ENABLE SPANNING-TREE.

thanks in advance.

best regards

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Re: Switching Loop

Depends on how you connect the switches. If you connect them in a chain ie.

SW1 -> SW2 -> SW3 -> SW4

then you have no issue and can leave STP disabled (altho i wouldn't).

If they are connected to form a square in effect ie.

SW1 -> SW2 -> SW3 -> SW4 -> SW1

then if all vlans are the same on all switches then one of the links would need to be L3 not L2.

Jon

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Re: Switching Loop

Dear Jon,

Thank you for your quick reply, would you be so kind to post a small sample configuration including L3.

Thanks in advance.

Best regards

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