broadcast storm

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broadcast storm

(networking)
A broadcast on a network that causes multiple hosts to respond by broadcasting themselves, causing the storm to grow exponentially in severity.

See network meltdown.

broadcast storm

Excessive transmission of broadcast traffic in a network. Broadcast storms can be lessened by properly designing and balancing the number of nodes on each network segment. See mail storm, broadcast traffic and broadcast.
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In networking, the spanning tree protocol (STP) functions to prevent bridge loops & resulting broadcast radiation in bridged Ethernet local area networks (LANs).
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The patient would wear either a wristwatch-style or belt-carried ultrasound generator preprogrammed to broadcast radiation at set intervals.

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