Spanning tree melt down ?

Marshall Eubanks tme at
Fri Nov 29 22:20:42 UTC 2002

I just heard that NPR is about to do a piece on this - it should air in 
a few minutes...


On Friday, November 29, 2002, at 03:32 PM, Stephen Sprunk wrote:

> Thus spake "Robert A. Hayden" <rhayden at>
>> I'm still failing to see why this required a $3M forklift of new 
>> equipment
>> to correct the problem.  Was this just Cisco sales pouncing on 
>> someone's
>> misfortune as a way to push new stuff?
> Environments with a STP diameter of 10+ are unlikely to have the 
> necessary
> equipment on-hand to make a L3 campus network that adheres to current 
> best
> practices.  Nevertheless, it is TAC policy to get the customer the 
> equipment
> that is needed to solve the problem, and Sales handles any monetary 
> issues
> later after the network is stable.
> One might also consider if there was a campus upgrade plan already in 
> the
> works and this event merely altered the timeline for implementation.
> S

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