Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol

Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol

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Which term describes a spanning-tree network that has all switch ports in either the blocking or forwarding state?



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A. B. C. D.


The only two states that switch ports in a converged Spanning Tree network can have are bloced or forwarding.

The correct answer to this question is B. converged.

In a spanning-tree network, the protocol's main goal is to prevent loops by disabling redundant links while maintaining a loop-free topology. To accomplish this, the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) assigns a state to each port on the network: blocking, listening, learning, or forwarding.

When STP has disabled all redundant links in the network, and all switch ports are either in the blocking or forwarding state, the network is said to be "converged." This means that the STP algorithm has successfully determined the root bridge of the network and the best path to that root for every other switch in the network.

A converged network provides a stable topology where all devices have a clear understanding of the network topology and the path they need to take to communicate with other devices. It also ensures that there are no loops in the network, which can cause network performance issues, including packet loss, broadcast storms, and other problems.

To summarize, a converged spanning-tree network is one in which all redundant links are disabled, and all switch ports are either in the blocking or forwarding state, providing a stable and loop-free network topology.