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Sta

(in the names of places or churches) abbreviation for
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Saint (female)
2. (Placename) Saint (female)
[Italian Santa]
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Sta.

1. Santa.
2. Station.

sta.

1. station.
2. stationary.
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Demeester, "The wireless autonomous spanning tree protocol for multihop wireless body area networks," in Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems (MobiQuitous '06), IEEE, July 2006.
IEEE 802.1aq encompasses all functionalities of existing technologies, such as Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Multiple MAC Registration Protocol (MMRP) into a single, easy-to-use link state protocol.
The switch also supports Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling for Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP), Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP), VSI Discovery and Configuration Protocol (VDP), and Per VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST+), with Cisco proprietary multicast address replacement.
The switches eliminate the need for Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), collapsing the access and aggregation networking layers to create a flat, multipath, deterministic network that is ideal for virtualized environments.
These fabrics are inherently multipathing and resilient, utilizing the IETF industry standard Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL) and eliminating the need for inefficient Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).
You should also be acquainted with the functions of Spanning Tree Protocol and must understand what is bridging.