Solved

mstp 101

Posted on 2014-07-23
9
240 Views
Last Modified: 2014-07-31
Hi,

Can anyone describe a bit about mstp or show me some good article to read.
0
Comment
Question by:tankergoblin
  • 5
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:Don Johnston
ID: 40214299
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:tankergoblin
ID: 40215761
as far as i know MSTP is use to redundant physical topology with multiple VLAN.
My question now is MSTP stay in layer 2 only?
Can i use MSTP in VPN?
0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:Don Johnston
ID: 40215790
All spanning tree protocols are layer-2.  As for VPN's, those are typically implemented at layer-3.  Which means STP is not a factor.  However, there are some VPN's that are setup as Layer-2. In those cases, it's possible that STP could transit the tunnel. It would depend on the VPN though.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:tankergoblin
ID: 40215800
If VPN are set up as layer 2 , can i understand as two different geographical area can communicate with each other?
since there are in layer 2 is that mean 2 different vlan cannot comunicate with each other via VPN?
0
Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:Don Johnston
ID: 40215805
If VPN are set up as layer 2 , can i understand as two different geographical area can communicate with each other?
That doesn't have anything to do with spanning-tree.
Whether a VLAN can transit a layer-2 VPN will depend on what type of VPN.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:tankergoblin
ID: 40215813
as my knowledge tell me we mpls vpn, ipsec vpn, ssl vpn and so on.. do we have mstp vpn?
0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:Don Johnston
ID: 40215819
No. Those are typically setup as Layer-3 VPNs.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:tankergoblin
ID: 40218398
then mstp purpose is for?
0
 
LVL 50

Accepted Solution

by:
Don Johnston earned 500 total points
ID: 40218433
MSTP is a version of Spanning Tree Protocol that supports a defined number of multiple instances.
0

Featured Post

What Security Threats Are You Missing?

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
DHCP Failover Relationship caveats 6 55
Nortel Baystack 5510-48T Web GUI problems 27 43
cisco nexus experiance 2 28
server plus 2 43
Configuring network clients can be a chore, especially if there are a large number of them or a lot of itinerant users.  DHCP dynamically manages this process, much to the relief of users and administrators alike!
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.   Tips on how to secure IoT devices, even the dumbest ones, so they can't be used as part of a DDoS botnet.  Use PRTG Network Monitor as one of the building blocks, to detect unusual…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now