History of Networking

Spanning Tree: Radia Perlman

Mirjam Kühne
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The spanning tree protocol used to connect Ethernet segments together was actually created after routing, over the span of a single week. Radia Perlman, who invented spanning tree, joins the history of networking.

Listen to this interview with Radia Perlman:


Picture credit: Network Collective


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Mirjam Kühne Based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I wrote the articles collected here during my time as community builder of the RIPE NCC and the maintainer and editor of RIPE Labs. I have since taken on a new role serving as the Chair of the RIPE Community. You can reach my new profile via the website link below.

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