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What are the benefits of 802.1w over Uplink Fast, Backbone Fast ...

Besides being an IEEE standard, does 802.1w switch over faster ( > 2 secs) than the Uplink Fast, Backbone Fast .. ? What other benefits that this standard offers in a High Availability environment?

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-david

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Re: What are the benefits of 802.1w over Uplink Fast, Backbone F

The most important selling point of 802.1w is that it's a standard and so compatible with other vendor products. If you are happy with PVST coupled with Uplink Fast, Backbone Fast for faster convergence, I dont see any reason to switch to MST/RSTP. Also note that not all Cisco switches support MST/RSTP

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