Solved

Broadcast Storms

Posted on 1997-12-01
3
786 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
What are the symptoms of a broadcast storm and how can you fix it?  Can it be caused by a hub?

thanks
0
Comment
Question by:GBP
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
pyramid earned 60 total points
ID: 1591224
A broadcast storm occurs when routers on a network accept indentification packets form other routers when they either

a. come online
b. have new information on there router tables
c. programmed to send out indentification packets at various intervals.

Broadcast storm happen to Bridges which are hubs that route ip addresses from one network segement to another.

The symptoms are a slow down of your network to the point where it is funcitionally unusable characterized by the constant processess of packets through your bridge with the constant flash of the light packet indicators on your repeaters.

To correct this problem you have to disable the bridge's ability to accept broadcasts. It is probably a software switch that you will have to configure on your bridge. This could disable some of the bridges capabilities. You may want to upgrade to a bridge that is more fully featured if this is the case.


hope this is a help to you

0
 

Author Comment

by:GBP
ID: 1591225
Are there situations when this happens in a network with hubs only that transmit IPX traffic?
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:pyramid
ID: 1591226
TCP/IP is involved because broadcast storms generally involve Wide Area Networks and hense Inter/Intranet.

If you are experiencing this problem with IPX you may want turn off bridging on your bridge to see what the effect is. You may want to look at your network segmentation. I know of several companies that were sharing one network which caused broadcast stroming, however that was with tcp/ip as well. This effect with IPX is unusual.


0

Featured Post

MS Dynamics Made Instantly Simpler

Make Your Microsoft Dynamics Investment Count  & Drastically Decrease Training Time by Providing Intuitive Step-By-Step WalkThru Tutorials.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
How do I connect to Novel Netware via smb? 2 804
Netware 6.5 sp7 vs edir 8.8.8 4 880
How to log on a machine in XP mode in win7 8 571
finding permissions 6 650
Facebook has became the #1 social media platform. People share many funny videos there, yet you don't know how to download them? Now you can download Videos from Facebook in just 3 simple steps.
Read  the original post  on Monitis Blog. Hi.  My name is Erik Dietrich, and this is the first time I’ve posted on the Monitis blog.  By way of introduction, I thought it would make sense to talk about my initial experience with Monitis.   Befo…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question