9 Common Spanning Tree Mistakes - Frequent spanning tree protocol misconfigurations cause network problems

Ethernet devices running the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) have been implemented in networks since the early 1990s. Many organizations take STP for granted and do not configure it per industry best practices. STP errors are very common and during the past 15 years we have witnessed the same errors being made over-and-over again. For such a well established protocol, it is surprising that we have not progressed beyond these types of STP configuration mistakes. This article covers the most frequent STP errors and how to correct them.

Read the article over at Network World here.