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broadcast address

Broadcast addresses are those with which information and services

can be transmitted to all devices and components of a network. The network components can open the data packets, interpret the information and execute any instructions

. In the case of the MAC address, the broadcast address consists of all ones: 1xFFFFFF) and in the case of the IP address, the broadcast address is 255.255.255.255. The network components can read broadcast addresses and also forward them to subnets. The broadcast address cannot be used as an IP address for addressingcomputers.

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Updated at: 20.06.2011
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