NO, for 172.16.10.0/255.255.255.0 broadcast is both 172.16.10.255 and 255.255.255.255 router will see both as broadcast. 172.16.10.255 is broadcast to all device in subnet 172.16.10.0/24 and will treat the packet as if it's 255.255.255.255. 255.255.255.255 does not get forwarded by the router to other subnets, so in that sense they are treated the same way. This is the same for
2. 192.168.50.9 255.255.255.248
(Broadcast address 192.168.50.15)
so you asked:
so it is difference between
192.168.50.15, 255.255.255.255 ?
The answer in routers point of view there is no difference, they are both boradcast.
And no broadcast address for a particular subnet is not multicast.
192.168.50.15 is a broadcast address for that particular subnet (subnet address is 192.168.50.8) .
A special type of IP address is the limited broadcast address 255.255.255.255. A broadcast involves delivering a message from one sender to many recipients. This broadcast is 'limited' in that it does not reach every node on the Internet, only all nodes on the LAN.
No 192.168.50.15 is not a multicast address. The full range of multicast addresses is from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168.
Router is a device which do not forward the broadcast by default.
If you have 250 computers in your network, then you can go for a sinle class C address,but if you want to segment the network you need subnetting. If you subnetted your network then to pass from one subnet to another subnet you need the help of routers.
Now if you want to send the broadcast to all the 250 computers in a subnetted enviroment it is not possible.so that,s why each subnet has different broadcast address. If you want to broadcast to each subnet you have to send the broadcast on the broadcast address of subnet inspite of flooded broadcast (255.255.255.255).
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