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In STP, all ports enter a blocking state by default when the topology changes. An edge port is a port on a switch that is directly connected to a computer. The edge port changes its initial STP port state from blocking state to forwarding state immediately without going through listening and learning states right after the port is configured as an edge port or when its link status changes.