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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.
The proposed beacon-less broadcast (BL-CAST) protocol for VANETs uses slotted 1-persistence scheme [1] and store-carry-forward mechanism to solve the broadcast storm and disconnected network problems, respectively.
This approach eliminates the broadcast storm problem.
It uses chase packets to optimise the route request by reducing the redundancy of the route request in an effort to alleviate the broadcast storm problem.
Unlike a peer-to-peer broadcast storm, this tree model would make best use of the available bandwidth.
In addition to rugged design for reliable operation, Comtrol's RocketLinx GigE switches include features to ensure the delivery of mission critical data via support for QoS, broadcast storm filtering, and 9.
Because radio signals are likely to overlap with each other in a geographical area, a straightforward broadcasting by blind flooding cause serious redundancy, contention and collision referred to as the broadcast storm problem N.
In addition, the entire new version series provides a new feature with Network Broadcast Storm Protection, and Port Break Alarm solutions, and offers both standard operating temperature models in -10 to 70 degree C, and Extended Operating Temperature models in -40 to 75 degree C.
2) Conventional broadcast protocols in VANET may cause broadcast storm and fail to guarantee data transmission reliability.
In addition the ES-5224RM+ reportedly supports such features as SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), RMON, Broadcast Storm Control to limit excess traffic, as well as Rapid Spanning Tree and VSM (Virtual Stacking Management) to support up to 16 switches via a single IP.
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).

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