Directed and Limited Broadcast confusion

  • Let's say I am on a network 192.168.1.X and I use the below ping commands.

    1. ping 255.255.255.255
    2. ping 192.168.1.255

    Why we are calling 1st one as limited and 2nd one as directed ?

    In what category does the below will come ? ping 10.X.X.X

    X is denoting the feasible value in an IP.

  • wtrmeln

    wtrmeln Correct answer

    8 years ago

    The first one reaches the NICs in the network segment, routers don't forward it, so it's limited. The second will reach all the hosts in the network if it's allowed by a router, so it's directed.

    If you're talking about pinging 10.255.255.255, it's directed.

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