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Network design - switches in a stack over a PTP link

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Hi,
I have started work at a new company and come across a network design that is in place.
I have not familiar with this so please let me know if it is normal or not and why.
There are two sites.  Lets call them site A and site B.
The sites are linked together using PTP links at both sites.
Everyone at site B connects back to site A over the PTP Links for internet access.

Earlier today, I connected to a switch virtual stack at site A and noticed there were switches from the site B in this virtual stack.
Shouldn't site A's switches be in their own virtual stack and site B's in their own virtual stack irrespective of the internet link.
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Ernie Beek
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