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Span tree network traffic

I recently upgraded my network switches to 3 2950 switches. These 3 switches are configured with cross over cables (port 23 on switch #1 connected to Port 23 on switch #2, Port 24 on switch #2 connected to Port 24 on switch #3)

When I ran a 2 minute ethereal capture on my network more than 50% of the traffic was Cisco spanning tree

This doesnt seem correct to me,

I am very new to Cisco as these new switches are my first Cisco hardware.

Any help will be appreciated.

Also one other issue, I am noticing that DHCP seems very slow to issue an address.

Thanks

Greg

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Re: Span tree network traffic

Greg,

How many vlans do you have between the switches? Are you trunking the 'cross over cables' or are you using them as straight uplinks?

You might want to post the config, removing the passwords, ip, etc.

andy

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Re: Span tree network traffic

Thanks for the Reply, I hate to sound like a total newby but how can I get the config file I have been using the Java applet to set everything up.

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