STPs job, is to indentify links and manage possible loops in redundant networks(correct me if I'm wrong). I can attach a number of switches, that aren't using vlans(meaning no trunk links) just by attaching cables to and fro. Then, of course, I can have vlan enabled switches, that are interconnected via trunk links. Does STP distinguish between the two, and how..? I'm looking for a more detailed analysis of how it does this. CCNA Intro/ICND books don't explain well the difference, if 1 exists. Cheers.
STP does not distinguish between trunk links or access links. It listens to BPDU's (Bridge Protocol Data Units), if those are present on a port, the port will participate in the STP process. So, you could disable STP for all VLAN's on a trunk, and the trunk would not participate in STP.
Or, in CCO terminology:
Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP) prevents loops from being formed when switches or bridges are interconnected via multiple paths. Spanning-Tree Protocol implements the 802.1D IEEE algorithm by exchanging BPDU messages with other switches to detect loops, and then removes the loop by shutting down selected bridge interfaces. This algorithm guarantees that there is one and only one active path between two network devices.
This is actually a pretty cool feature, i didn't even know it existed until I was looking for a solution to advertise a subnet (prefix in BGP talk), only if a certain condition existed. This is exactly what conditional advertisements does
j ai une question j ai achete un routeur cisco 887VA-k9 , je le configuré avec la configuration ci- dessous
si je le lier avec mon pc portable sur l un de ses ports directement ça marche toute est bien ( la connexion internet + m...
Attached policy provides CLI access to the Cisco 4G router over text messaging. Two files are in the attached .tar file:
2. PDF with instructions on how to load and use the .tcl file.