Configure 'spanning-tree portfast' on the port to which the server is connected. This would the put the port in a forwarding mode right away by skipping the listening and learning states when the port is activated.
You can do it individually on each port by entering the 'spanning-tree portfast' command. It will probably be easier to use the global 'spanning-tree portfast default' command; what it does is that it enables portfast on all access ports.
WARNING : Please make sure that you configure portfast on access ports only and ensure that only end-hosts are connecting to these ports. I also recommend that you enable the bpduguard feature on the access ports to minimize the chance of someone plugging another switch to the access ports. Use the 'spanning-tree bpduguard default' global command to ensure that bpduguard is enabled on portfast ports also.
This document gives several answers on frequently asked questions for PFRv3 channel state behavior.
Q1: What are all the channel operational states from a BR (border role) perspective and what are the rules/conditions to be in each st...
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The LAN gateway performs NAT and there was a dedicate nat rule for the host i wanted to reach through VPN.
I couldn't connect to the hos...
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