What is the purpose of Spanning Tree Protocol in a switched LAN?
A. To provide a mechanism for network monitoring in switched environments
B. To prevent routing loops in networks with redundant paths
C. To prevent switching loops in networks with redundant switched paths
D. To manage the VLAN database across multiple switches
E. To create collision domains
Answer: Option C
Solution(By Examveda Team)The Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) was designed to stop layer 2 loops. All Cisco switches have the STP on by default.
A. All switch and bridge ports are in the forwarding state.
B. All switch and bridge ports are assigned as either root or designated ports.
C. All switch and bridge ports are in either the forwarding or blocking state.
D. All switch and bridge ports are either blocking or looping.