[Bridge] forwarding delay

Stephen Hemminger shemminger at osdl.org
Tue Jan 27 16:08:43 PST 2004

On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 19:15:47 +0000
P at draigBrady.com wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm using linux 2.4.20 here and noticed that even
> when STP is disabled for a bridge, the forwarding delay
> still takes affect. Is this correct? I.E. Does the
> bridge need to spend time in the "listening" and
> "learning" states when STP isn't used?
> It's an easy work around to set the delay to 0,
> I'm just wondering whether it's a buglet or
> by design.

I think it was a design decision to avoid forwarding data until
some state was acquired.  It is annoying if you don't expect it.

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