The Deforestation of L2

James Murphy McCauley
James Murphy McCauley
Mingjie Zhao
Mingjie Zhao

SIGCOMM, pp. 497-510, 2016.

Cited by: 5|Bibtex|Views131|DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/2934872.2934877
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Abstract:

A major staple of layer 2 has long been the combination of flood-and-learn Ethernet switches with some variant of the Spanning Tree Protocol. However, STP has significant shortcomings -- chiefly, that it throws away network capacity by removing links, and that it can be relatively slow to reconverge after topology changes. In recent years...More

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