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Does HP loopback protection prevent users from shorting out switch ports and causing network storms. How is this different from spanning tree?
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Does HP loopback protection prevent users from shorting out switch ports and causing network storms.
Yes. I'm assuming that by "shorting out switch ports", you mean connecting two switch port together.

How is this different from spanning tree?
It's really not that different. It works the same way except that the switch send "loop protocol packets". If one of these packets arrives on a port then a loop exists and the port is disabled.
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