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I was going through some IEEE standards for switches (IEEE 802.1aq and IEEE 802.1Qca), and came upon a terminology of learning and non-learning VLANs. I read that learning VLANs are used in Shortest Path Bridging VLAN (SPBV) and non-learning VLANs in Shortest Path Bridging MAC (SPBM).

I understand how MAC learning works (source address learning) and I also understand the concept of Filtering Identifier (FID) for Shared VLAN Learning. So I'm guessing learning VLANs (SPBV) are just normal learning switches. But what about non-learning VLANs?

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  • Which specific document are you referring to? – Ron Trunk May 3 at 13:31
  • @RonTrunk IEEE 802.1aq (SPB) and IEEE 802.1Qca (PCR) – noobmaster69 May 3 at 13:53

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