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MULTILINK ML2400 ETHERNET COMMUNICATIONS SWITCH – INSTRUCTION MANUAL 13–9
The status parameter enables or disables a port from participating in RSTP discovery. Its
best to only allow trunk ports to participate in RSTP; end stations need not participate in
the RSTP process.
timers command changes the STP forward delay, hello timer and aging timer values.
timers forward-delay=<4-30> hello=<1-10> age=<6-40>
forward-delay parameter indicates the time duration the switch will wait from
listening to learning states and from learning to forwarding states. The value ranges from
4 to 30 seconds with a default of 15.
hello parameter represents the time between messages being transmitted when the
switch is the root device. The value is 1 to 10 seconds, with a default of 2.
age parameter is the maximum time a message with STP information is allowed by the
switch before the switch discards the information and updates the address table again.
Value ranges from 6 to 40 seconds with default value of 20.