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This document describes DEC and IEEE 802.1d Bridge Protocol Data Unit (Bpdu) formats.
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A DEC Bpdu has the following format:
DEC code: E1 bpdu type: 19 hello, 02 topology change notice version: 01 bit field: 1 byte 1 : topology change notice 2 : topology change notice ack 3 : unused 0 4 : unused 0 5 : unused 0 6 : unused 0 7 : unused 0 8 : use short timers root priority: 2 bytes root id: 6 bytes root path cost: 2 bytes bridge priority: 2 bytes bridge id: 6 bytes port id: 1 byte message age: 1 byte hello time: 1 byte max age: 1 byte forward delay: 1 byte
An IEEE 802.1d Bpdu has the following format:
protocol id: 0000 IEEE 802.1d version id: 00 bpdu type: 00 config bpdu, 80 tcn bpdu bit field: 1 byte 1 : topology change flag 2 : unused 0 3 : unused 0 4 : unused 0 5 : unused 0 6 : unused 0 7 : unused 0 8 : topology change ack root priority 2 bytes root id: 6 bytes root path cost: 4 bytes bridge priority: 2 bytes bridge id: 6 bytes port id: 2 bytes message age: 2 bytes in 1/256 secs max age: 2 bytes in 1/256 secs hello time: 2 bytes in 1/256 secs forward delay: 2 bytes in 1/256 secs