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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The broadcasting technique is used for route discovery during which the mobile node blindly rebroadcasts the first received route request packets without knowing the route to the destination thus causing broadcast storm problem.
In this method there is lot of duplicate messages which leads to broadcast storm problem.
An especially popular way to create havoc on a network these days is to deny access to services by creating an enormous amount of traffic, typically in the form of a broadcast storm, on a network, commonly referred to as a distributed denial of service attack (DDOS).
They are highly immune to the electrical fields generated by motors, pumps and relays, are shock, vibration and free-fall tested, and offer broadcast storm protection.
The robust feature set of the TigerStack II 1000 switches includes: static routing, VLAN support, RIPv1/2, OSPF, VRRP, flow control, Spanning Tree, broadcast storm control, Jumbo frame support, ACL's, 802.
The ES 3024 managed switches also enhance network efficiency through bandwidth management, multicast and broadcast storm control.
Optimization Automation Modules: -- New Broadcast Storm Mitigation Module -- works with CLEAR-Flow enabled BlackDiamond(R) switches to help protect against broadcast storms -- New ICMP Imbalance Module -- spots route-down problems and IP address sweeps that can indicate network usage policy violations or hacker activity -- New Reconnaissance Module -- helps protect against TCP-based scans New Lifecycle Automation Services
Stapleford also supports Half Duplex Back Pressure and both Multicast and Broadcast Storm Control.
1p Traffic Prioritization of packets at Layer 2 and broadcast storm protection) and routing protocols (Layer 3 IP Static Routing, RIP, RIPv2, VRRP and OSPFv2).
The GSM7212 provides full Layer 2 management functionality including extensive VLAN support, resiliency, traffic prioritization, port trunking, port mirroring, RADIUS, DHCP features, and broadcast storm protection.
The advanced routing and switching capabilities of the FSM7326P include: IPv4 routing at wire speed with up to 512 routes per unit, VRRP (IP redundancy), ICMP, RIP I and RIP II, OSPF2, DHCP/BOOTP relay, port trunking, broadcast storm protection, extensive VLAN support, IGMP snooping, Rapid Spanning Tree, link aggregation, DiffServ, access control lists, and bandwidth provisioning.

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