broadcast packet

Broadcast Packet is an Internet Protocol (IP) packet with the IP address 255.255.255.255.

What is Broadcast Packet in computer networking?

In TCP/IP, an Internet Protocol (IP) packet with the IP address 255.255.255.255. In binary notation, this represents a series of 32 binary «ones».

A broadcast packet is sent over the network of computers and picked up by all hosts on the local subnet. Broadcast packets can also be forwarded to other subnets if routers are configured to forward IP broadcasts, though this is not usually the case.

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