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Reducing Broadcast Storms

Hi,

I am tring to find some ways to introduce storm control to a network. I would like to reduce the likely hood of a device causing a broadcast storm to the entire network. On some Cisco switches you can use the storm-control context to control broadcast, unicast, and multicast messges on a per port basis. Is there a way to perform a similar function from the switch as a whole, or maybe from one of the routers up-stream? Are there other options available?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Reducing Broadcast Storms

Best way to control broadcast is to have VLANs configured properly, then applying rate-limiting to some of the ports connected . check this link for details

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1826/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a0080088102.html

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Re: Reducing Broadcast Storms

Just remember, routers by default do not forward broadcasts.

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