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    Stp

    I have done numerous searches and have found little if any help. I was capturing packets with etherreal on my suse/i686 box. I have a cable modem connected to a Linksys WRT54g with the sveasoft firmware upgrade. I have noticed there are numerous STP packets spewing forth from the router every couple of seconds all of which appear to be identical. Just a couple of questions - 1: Is this normal 2: Is this necessary if no other routers or switches are part of the LAN

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    This should explain things.

    First link on a google search... Course I looked up spanning tree protocol....

    http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/...an2/stpapp.htm


    EDIT: In case this gives you the same migraine it gave me... Simple answer.. It is not "necessary" for any network, and somewhat useless on the one you described.

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    It is not "necessary" for any network, {...}
    STP is very necessary if you have a redundent network. It will prevent "loops"; ie packets arriving twice (or more) at the destination.

    But for a homenetwork STP isn't needed.
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    Thank you guys that is helpful

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