IEEE 802.1D is the Ethernet MAC bridges standard which includes bridging, Spanning Tree Protocol and others. It is standardized by the IEEE 802.1 working group. It includes details specific to linking many of the other 802 projects including the widely deployed 802.3 (Ethernet), 802.11 (Wireless LAN) and 802.16 (WiMax) standards.
By 2014, all the functionality defined by IEEE 802.1D has been incorporated into either IEEE 802.1Q-2014 (Bridges and Bridged Networks) or IEEE 802.1AC (MAC Service Definition). 802.1D is expected to be officially withdrawn in 2022
- 1990 — Original publication (802.1D-1990).
- 1993 — standard ISO/IEC 10038:1993.
- 1998 — Revised version (802.1D-1998, ISO/IEC 15802-3:1998), incorporating the extensions P802.1p, P802.12e, 802.1j-1996 and 802.6k-1992.
- 2004 — Revised version (802.1D-2004), incorporating the extensions 802.11c-1998, 802.1t-2001, 802.1w-2001, and removing the original Spanning Tree Protocol, instead incorporating the Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) from 802.1w-2001.
- Amendments to 802.1D-2004:
- 2012 — Shortest Path Bridging (IEEE 802.1aq-2012, amendment to 802.1Q-2011).
- Spanning tree protocol
- Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol
- TRILL TRansparent Interconnection of Lots of Links