"When a bridge or switch receives a frame, it uses the data link information to process the frame. In a transparent bridge environment, the bridge processes the frame by determining whether it needs to be copied to other connected segments. A transparent bridge hears every frame that crosses a segment and views each frame and source address filed to determine on what segment the work station resides. The transparent bridge store this information in memory in what is know as a forwarding table."
Steve McQuerry: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices
Cisco Press, Indianapolis (USA) - 2000
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