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* VLANS (802.1q)
* LAG and LACP
* Network Concepts
# Network Protocols
STP is the Spanning Tree Protocol. STP handles redundant paths with the tree, and also knows about the topography of the network at any point in time. It also is used to disable ports that are connected to themselves, even across switches.
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LACP extends LAG's by making the process automatic - you define active and passive participants. The active participant will try to talk with a connected passive participant, and negotiate a LAG, as well as maintaining the state of the lag.
LAGs and LACP are typically enabled on a port-by-port basis.