Is it possible for someone to send an IP broadcast packet over all internet? I know that routers do not allow that, but is there any other way?

  • Imagine if someone could do this. Then I could just send broadcasts all day and overload everyone's internet connection. The internet wouldn't work. Does the internet work? Yes (mostly). Therefore I can't do this.
    – user253751
    Apr 1, 2021 at 10:43
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    Dec 23, 2021 at 17:41

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Broadcasts (IP= are not forwarded by routers. Devices that do are called bridges or switches, not routers.

Directed broadcasts (IP= could be forwarded to a specific network, if the router was specifically configured to do so. But routers on the Internet are never configured that way.



Broadcasts and multicasts are dropped all over the Internet.

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