Creating a loop free SIP network with STP has a lot to do with having the right measures put in place. Technology has come a long way and will always be with us to make our lives the very best. When there is idleness in a particular network it literally means the network creates two diverse trails to a specific target or goal. This means, when one trail is not working or blocked, the other can be used perfectly. Today, there are so many companies and organizations that strongly rely on their system networks and networks of all sorts in order to ensure that work runs smoothly. This is why STP is needed to ensure that there are no loops in networks.

When there is any loop in the network of an organization, there are so many disadvantages that it causes. For instance; customer service will be reduced which might lead to many client’s not served like they would want to, clients might go to competition for same services which will lead to loss of profits, etc. However; every good network technician will advise that you prevent loops in network by configuring or building up your network switches with what is known as Spanning Tree Protocol (STP). The main aim of STP is to avert or stop switching loops. Spanning Tree Protocol is an open standard protocol that is mainly used in a switched setting to generate loop free logical topology.

In order for STP to help prevent loops in your network, it puts pressure on specific lines or interfaces and puts them into a blocked status or on reserve. Also, STP rebuilds the company’s SIP network by making active the right reserve trail especially when the onward trail is not available to be effectively utilized. One thing that you must know about Spanning Tree Protocol is that, it mostly needs fewer configurations. Also, it is also very independent.

How does STP work to prevent loops?