Compatibility Between IEEE 802.1D-1998 and IEEE 802.1D-2004 STP Bridges

The IEEE 802.1D-2004 compliant bridges interoperate with the IEEE 802.1D-1998 compliant bridges.

To ensure seamless operation of your STP network, read this section before you configure STP on any Extreme Networks device running ExtremeXOS 11.6 or later.

Differences in behavior between the two standards include the:

This section describes the bridge behavior differences in more detail.