Cisco 29xx series switches "Port Fasting"

unwritt3nunwritt3n Member Posts: 67 ■■□□□□□□□□
I have my practical exam for ccna 3 soon.. our teacher asked as to research port fasting as we are to set it up... we never have covered it in ccna 3. anyone know wat it is... i could google it.. but i rather get ppl to tell me who have used it b4.
Studying: 70-290, CCNP 1, CCSP 1


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    David_HXDavid_HX Member Posts: 37 ■■□□□□□□□□
    The command:

    SWITCH-A (config-if)#spanning-tree portfast

    will cause that Port to bypass the "Listening and Learning" stages of Spanning-Tree Root Bridge Port election/convergence process and go directly from Blocking to Forwarding Frames saving about 30+ seconds of time.

    It should only be used on edge network connected access ports where there is no chance of the Switching Loop to occur.

    Google the term and/or do a search on the cisco website and you'll get piles of info. on it.
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