Abstract

Loop avoidance is a critical component of switched networks. Protocols like STP, RSTP, TRILL, etc solve this problem in different ways, but there is room for improvement. The Meshed Tree Protocol aims to improve the performance of switched networks while avoiding loops. In this research, a working model of the Meshed Tree Protocol (MTP) using OPNET was created. The performance of RSTP, the current industry standard, was examined and performance metrics like link failure convergence time and root failure convergence time were documented to create a baseline for further development of MTP.

Publication Date

12-10-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Networking and System Administration (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Information Sciences and Technologies (GCCIS)

Advisor

Nirmala Shenoy

Advisor/Committee Member

Bruce Hartpence

Advisor/Committee Member

Daryl Johnson

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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