STP Terminology and Operation

The following sections introduce the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.1d STP terminology and operation.

STP Terminology

STP terminology can best be explained by examining how an example network, such as the one in Figure 2-4, operates.

Figure 2-4. STP Chooses the Port to Block

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Figure 2-4. STP Chooses the Port to Block

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