[Bridge] 802.1D/Linux STP issue

Stephen Hemminger shemminger at osdl.org
Thu Sep 14 17:15:28 PDT 2006

On Thu, 14 Sep 2006 17:51:50 +0100
Tony Jeffree <tony at jeffree.co.uk> wrote:

> Steve/Brian -
> You've probably seen Mick Seaman's comments on this by now - as he points 
> out in his email, tinkering with existing STP implementations is not likely 
> to be a rewarding exercise and I would encourage you not to go there.
> I would suggest that it would be a much more valuable exercise for the 
> Linux community to replace the existing STP support with an implementation 
> of RSTP.
> Regards,
> Tony

Work is already in progress to do RSTP (by several different people),
but the effort is going slowly.

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