Site link vs Site link bridges explained

In a Windows 2003 network can some please give me a basic example of a site link and a site link bridge and when they should apply.

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Paolo SantiangeliConsulente InformaticoCommented:
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Sid_FAuthor Commented:
Hi I'm really looking for a basic example of when to use a site link and when to use a site link bridge thanks
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Sid_FAuthor Commented:
Ok found this article which seems to be very clear, question answered

Site links and site bridges are not the same thing. Site links are actual replication links, and site bridges are a collection of links to allow routing between non-adjacent sites.

You may need to take control of the replication path, in which case you would disable the auto-generation of site link bridges and configure the bridges yourself.

For example, you have sites A, B, C, D and E. You create links between A-B, C-D, and D-E. As it is, without bridges, whether auto or manually created, you have no path from A to C, from A to D, from A to E.
You then create a bridge from A to D using link AB and CD. Another bridge might be AB & DE so A can get to E. The system might have created those very same bridges, but perhaps not.
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