802.1w

802.1w (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol) RSTP significantly speeds the recalculation of the spanning tree when the network topology changes. RSTP defines the additional port roles of Alternate and Backup and defines port states as discarding, learning, or forwarding. The 802.1D STP standard was designed with the understanding that recovering connectivity after an outage within a …

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