We've acquired a network, and I'm going through their configs. The previous tech set up a helper address to 192.168.1.255. I've never seen this before, but I can only gather that it's broadcasting to every device on their network when a request for dhcp, udp forwards, etc. come in.
So, I would have to say it's a bad design then (maybe they didn't want to go back and add others later). I would specify individual servers instead of the broadcast because now you have every host on that segment having to receive that traffic regardless if they need to or not. =)
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