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arksystems
Occasional Contributor

Appletalk

Does anyone know if the baseline plus switches support appletalk? The 2948 SFP Plus switch.

I seem to be having issues and I found a discussion about spanning tree causing issues with appletalk.

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Luckycharms
Frequent Advisor

Re: Appletalk

At L2, where Sapnning Tree works, the device/switch does not care about appletalk. Without knowing the exact details I can only guess at the problem.



My guess is the issue is probably related to how long it takes spanning tree to go into a "Forwarding" mode. This delay can cause upper layer protocols specially older ones i.e Appletalk, IPX etc to time out before the port gets into this "Forwarding" state. Causing login issues etc



Solutions

1 Use rapid spanning tree (RSTP) instead of standard spanning tree (STP). Its faster so the timeout may not happen

2 Disable spanning tree on only those ports with Appletalk devices





arksystems
Occasional Contributor

Re: Appletalk

Thanks for the response Luckycharms. I am not sure if the switches have RSTP enabled by default or just STP. I think I am going to turn all spanning tree off and see what happens.



Thanks again.