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It should also be noted, the all-zeros and all-ones addresses of a subnet are the network and broadcast addresses, respectively. Both are reserved and cannot be assigned to a host. In your example 10.0.0.0/24 and 10.0.0.255/24 are reserved addresses. (10.0.0.255/8 is just another host.)


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Sending a packet to the network broadcast address on the same network is not a directed broadcast as it does not involve a router to direct the broadcast. It is simply a network broadcast. If your network is 10.0.0.0/8, then sending to 10.255.255.255 from any address in that network is a simple network broadcast. If your network is 10.0.0.0/24, then sending ...


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