I'm doing a lab on STP. The topology has 2 switches with a redundant up-link between them and 2 servers (one connected to each switch) Some questions asked were: What is the function of a root port? So far I've only managed to find that it's the port a switch chooses for its best path to the root switch. Why can't there be more than one root port for a switch? I think it might be because there can only be one "best" path to the root switch Why does one switch not have a root port? After issuing the show spanning-tree command on both switches, only one of them has a root port. Why is this?
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