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What does it mean when we get a destination address of 255.255.255.255?

asked 13 Jun '16, 23:31

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255.255.255.255 is a global Broadcast address.

Applications use it to send data to "all" clients. For example the Microsoft Groove Client use it for the LAN Device Presence Protocol or some DHCP Client implementations.

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answered 14 Jun '16, 01:28

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answered 14 Jun '16, 02:10

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