How to prevent terminals' failures to ping the gateway or low speed in obtaining IP addresses when they connect to an STP network

Terminal devices such as servers or network management workstations do not support STP. However, STP is enabled on switch interfaces by default. An STP interface enters the Forwarding state 30 seconds after it changes to the Up state. If an interface alternates between Up and Down states, the terminal connected to the interface will fail to communicate with the gateway or spends a long time to obtain an IP address.

To solve this problem, configure interfaces connected to terminals as edge ports or disable STP on the interfaces.

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