STP implementations


I hope my question will be found in the ocean of spam in this group. Linux kernel has its own implementation of the spanning tree, it comes along with the bridge functionallity. Many switch chip vendors ship their SDK (full sources, inlcuding Linux kernel), implementing VLAN, ACL etc. functions as well as STP.

What is the point? Is Linux's STP implementation not entirely 802.1d compliant, or not scalable? Thanks.

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Perhaps the switch chip vendors wish to enable support on platforms beyond Linux and those platforms do not have their own STP implementation. It is probably a question best asked of the individual switch chip vendors.

rick jones

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