[Bridge] Re: PVST

Benny Amorsen benny+usenet at amorsen.dk
Fri Apr 27 06:43:00 PDT 2007

>>>>> "SH" == Stephen Hemminger <shemminger at linux-foundation.org> writes:

SH> Someone had sent some patches to do PVST, but PVST seems to be
SH> Cisco centric. and the patched version was too inflexible, so I
SH> didn't put it in mainline.

PVST is indeed Cisco centric. It is also the only way to stay sane if
you have several VLAN's.

However, isn't PVST the same as making a br100 out of eth0.100 and
eth1.100, and turning STP on? Hopefully the STP packets should then
emerge with a VLAN tag of 100.


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