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What role does STP play in the LAN environment? STP is enabled by default on Cisco Catalyst switches, but can you think of any scenario where STP could possibly be disabled without disastrous consequences? Do you think that disabling STP is ever a good idea? Why or why not? STP or Spanning Tree Protocol’s role in a LAN environment is to prevent the existence of broadcast loops. STP acts as link management because it identifies network links, preventing any network loops by shutting down those that are redundant. says Spanning Tree Protocol can be turned off on a VLAN basis by using a VLAN-id command; it cannot be turned off in the switches nor port basis. Note that he along with others highly discourages this action. The main reason he gives for this is that disabling STP would
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  • Spring '16
  • Network switch

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