[rbridge] it's time to summarize things
Radia.Perlman at sun.com
Thu Dec 15 05:52:35 PST 2005
I think I might need a picture of what you're saying, but I think it's
opposite. RBridges can path split, just like routers can, whereas if the
spanning tree turns off one of the links, then a bridge would only use
As I said, not sure of the exact topology you mean by "dual connected
(please supply picture), but if that topology works with routers, then
work with RBridges. Being an RBridge is really like being a router, but
the destination is a layer
2 address rather than an IP address.
Stewart Bryant wrote:
>> It looks like the thread of whether RBridges participate
>> in spanning tree popped up again. I thought that had been
>> RBridges should NOT participate in spanning tree, which means
>> they should DROP spanning tree messages.
> Which surely means that a dual connected wiring closet gets
> worse service from an RBridge network than a ST network
> (because all the traffic goes one way rather than being
> shared over both paths).
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