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STP and PIX

Can a PIX 515e participate in STP?

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Re: STP and PIX

Do you mean Spanning Tree ? I believe not, we normally not connect two interface of PIX to same segment, so there is no looping issue and avoid SPT.

Hope this helps.

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Re: STP and PIX

Where two switches are used to interconnect the same two computer network segments, STP is a protocol that allows the switches to exchange information so that only one of them will handle a given message that is being sent between two computers within the network. The spanning tree protocol prevents loops.

The Pix is not a switch, hence it doesn't participate in STP. You might say that the Pix 501 has a built-in switch, but that too doesn't run STP.

Hope that helps! If so, please rate.

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