Configuring Spanning-Tree Protocol for Access ports (Portfast)
The objective of this lab exercise is to configure Access ports to transition immediately to a Forwarding state, instead of going through the typical Spanning Tree states, i.e. Blocking, Listening, Learning, etc.
Bypassing default Spanning-Tree port states is a fundamental skill. By default, it can take up to 60 seconds for a switch port to transition to the Forwarding state and begin forwarding frames. In most cases, this is acceptable; however, on a network with DHCP clients, for example, that need IP addressing information . . .
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