Spanning Tree elects two types of ports that are used to forward BPDUs: the Root Port, which points toward the Root Bridge; and the Designated Port, which points away from the Root Bridge. It is important to understand the functionality of these two port types and how they are elected by STP.
Spanning Tree Root Port Election
STA defines three types of ports: the Root Port, the Designated Port, and the Non-Designated Port. These port types are elected by the STA and placed into the appropriate state (e.g. Forwarding or Blocking). During the Spanning Tree election process, in . . .
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