Has anyone come up with a way to protect a single network port from Loops/Storms?
AP ----wireless------ Radio CPE ----cabled---- Consumer Grade Router
AP is a PPC333, XR5, ROS3.2, WDS Dynamic Bridging of connected radios to Lan
CPE is an RB133, R52, ROS2.9.51, wLan bridged to Lan
Router can be anything, Linksys etc, Running PPPOE.
If you now replace the Router with an unmanaged switch and loop two of the switches network ports to get a storm going (you might need to kick start the storm with a windows pc by connecting it to the looped switch for a few seconds), you will overwhelm the network and cause a DOS to all the other Radio CPEs on the AP
From my experience, STP/RSTP is no good for protecting a single port, two seperate interfaces in an STP enabled bridge need to be looped for it to kick in and block one of the ports.
I have heard of something new by Nortel called SLPP - but this is not supported in MT/yet