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Dual Cisco ASA 5505 passing RSTP in transparent mode

I'm looking at moving to colocation and one area being discussed is networking redundancy. I can get a dual feed from a two different datacentre switches configured with Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol ...
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Will RSTP BPDUs be encapsulated in tagged Ethernet frames?

RSTP(Rapid Spanning Tree) is configured on a bridge. All ports of this bridge are "trunk" ports and are part of vlan “x”. Will the BPDUs sent out of this bridge be tagged?
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For a switch using RSTP (or MSTP) on which port states/roles does it send BPDUs?

In trying to wrap my head around MSTP and RSTP I have read conflicting information about which ports a switch will send BPDUs through. It is clear to me that for MSTP the switch sends the BPDUs needed ...
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Recommendation for Ethernet switches that allow arbitrary network topologies [closed]

We have the following requirements for three Ethernet switches that will be connected together: Allow the switches to connect together to form dynamic, arbitrary topologies, i.e., support for the ...
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Should the 3Com NJ225 switch implement the spanning tree protocol?

We recently purchased some 3Com IntelliJack NJ225 switches: The specification states that they support IEEE 802.1D, and a mandatory part of this standard is support for the rapid spanning tree ...