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01-05-2010, 03:34 PM #1New User
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broadcast over switch and router
how do router and switch behave when they receive a packet with address 255.255.255.255 network layer address?
do they forward to active ports or discard the packet?
10-01-2010, 11:38 PM #2New User
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by default router will drop the packet,
switch always floods three type of address :
1. broadcast address
2. multicast address
3. unknown destination unicast address
as u know 255.255.255.255 is abroadcast address it wiil forward the frame out all of its ports except the port that received the frame.
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