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router broadcasts

Hi all. How would I make my router forward broadasts ? would I just type no ip directed broadcast ? and why would people want this ?

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Re: router broadcasts

By default, IP directed broadcasts are dropped; they are not forwarded. By dropping IP directed broadcasts, routers are less susceptible to denial-of-service attacks.

You can enable forwarding of IP directed broadcasts on an interface where the broadcast becomes a physical broadcast. If such forwarding is enabled, only those protocols configured using the ip forward-protocol global configuration command are forwarded.

You can specify an access list to control which broadcasts are forwarded. When an access list is specified, only those IP packets permitted by the access list are eligible to be translated from directed broadcasts to physical broadcasts.

To enable forwarding of IP directed broadcasts, use the following command in interface configuration mode:

Command Purpose

ip directed-broadcast [access-list-number]

Enable directed broadcast-to-physical broadcast translation on an interface.