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For questions relating to Ethernet networking, as defined by the IEEE 802.3 standards.

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I have wondered the same thing. I'm not sure if they do recycle the addresses, but unlike IP addresses, MAC addresses are only locally-significant to the broadcast domain they reside in. Just as an e …
answered May 21 '13 by Yosef Gunsburg
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As networks grow larger and larger, scalability becomes an issue. In order to communicate, every device needs to send broadcasts, which are sent to all devices in a broadcast domain. As more devices a …
answered May 21 '13 by Yosef Gunsburg
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It depends. With IEEE 802.1Q specified STP, where you have one instance per trunk, STP will block ports. With Cisco's PVST+ (Per-VLAN STP), every VLAN has a corresponding instance of STP. This means …
answered May 17 '13 by Yosef Gunsburg