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.
Networking and System Administration (MS)
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Information Sciences and Technologies (GCCIS)
Sharma, Kuhu, "Implementation of the meshed tree algorithm on a switched network" (2016). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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