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ip broadcast-address x.x.x.x

Dear all,

I am having one router 3660 (R527x) with IOS 12.2(31)

On many interface I can see following command

ip broadcast-address x.x.x.x

What does it mean as I need to shift this link to 12416 Router with IOS 12.0(32)SY3 on optical port.

Do I need to shift this command also to new router

Please guide

mahesh

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Cisco Employee

Re: ip broadcast-address x.x.x.x

Mahesh,

This command is used to change the default broadcast address, which is 255.255.255.255.

Unless some devices connected to this interface don't recognized the default broadcast address, you really shouldn't need it.

Regards,

Harold Ritter
Sr. Technical Leader
CCIE 4168 (R&S, SP)
harold@cisco.com
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New Member

Re: ip broadcast-address x.x.x.x

Means I need not to carry forward this command unless it is requested by customer

Right?

and if you have any link to document please share with me so I can go through it in detail

Regards

Mahesh

Cisco Employee

Re: ip broadcast-address x.x.x.x

Mahesh,

That is correct. It is very unlikely that you still need that command.

Here's the pointer to the documentation:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_3/ipaddr/command/reference/ip1_i1g.html#wp1080203

Regards,

Harold Ritter
Sr. Technical Leader
CCIE 4168 (R&S, SP)
harold@cisco.com
México móvil: +52 1 55 8312 4915
Cisco México 
Paseo de la Reforma 222 Piso 19
Cuauhtémoc, Juárez
Ciudad de México, 06600
México
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