Emerging standard to speed up Ethernet reconfigs

Duffy, Jim
November 1999
Network World;11/01/99, Vol. 16 Issue 44, p8
Trade Publication
Discusses efforts by the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Inc. to develop an enhancement to the Spanning Tree Algorithm that would reduce network recovery time. Use of the algorithm to prevent loops and recover bridge local area networks when a network topology changes; Attempts to address the problem of lack of interoperability; Proprietary fixes offered by 3Com, Cisco and Foundry Networks.


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