[Bridge] 802.1D/Linux STP issue

Tony Jeffree tony at jeffree.co.uk
Fri Sep 15 00:34:51 PDT 2006


At 01:15 15/09/2006, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
>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.

Steve -

In that case, I would strongly suggest that you channel any additional 
available effort in that direction, rather than in the direction of 
tinkering with STP.

Regards,
Tony





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