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Designated port vs root port??

By aethernet ·
Hi all I'm studying for the CCNA and I'm confused on the spanning tree protocol. I think I've got *most* of it down, but I'm getting confused on the difference between the root port and the designated port.

Can anyone explain this to me in plain english? or show me a site that does?

Thanks in advance

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by CptOmlly In reply to Designated port vs root p ...

A root port is a port from the non-root bridge connected to the root bridge with the lowest cost. It will also be a designated port, because it will forward MAC's. ALL ports on the root bridge are forwarding ports, or designated

Hope I haven't confused you too much. Check out this link for a better explanation. http://tutorials.findtutorials.com/read/id/451

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