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Span

To cover all contingencies within a specified range.

Span

A unit of length equivalent to nine inches.
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By focusing the scope of a spanning tree to exploit the inherent potential of ring topologies, Riverstone's new ring-specific spanning trees provide both faster and more consistent protection in cases of network failure.
Foundry's new IronSpan features eliminate Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) problems introduced with the widespread deployment of switching.
Single-instance STP enables network managers to configure a Foundry switch to run a single spanning tree, even if multiple port-based VLANs are configured on a device.