Redirect a broadcast

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May 1st, 2009

I have some software which broadcasts on port 36 to find a network device. The problem is the device it needs to find is on another vlan. Is it possible to redirect this broadcast as a unicast to the correct device and if so are there any issues with this i should be aware of.

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I'm assuming the protocol is TCP/UDP based?

You might be able to use the ip directed-broadcast, but there are a lot of security related implications to this method.

Another option I have used in the past for non-routable protocols is to TUNNEL the traffic using GRE to the remote destination. This would be the preferred method of transport.


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