Overview#Broadcast is a method of transferring a message to all recipients simultaneously. packet that the scope of the broadcast is limited to a Broadcast domain.
The Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4), supports Broadcast, but the Broadcast domain is the broadcasting host's subnet, which is typically small; there is no way to do an Internet-wide broadcast. Broadcasting is largely confined to Local Area Network (LAN) technologies, most notably Ethernet and Token Ring, where the performance impact of broadcasting is not as large as it would be in a Wide Area Network.
The successor to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) also does not implement the broadcast method, so as to prevent disturbing all nodes in a network when only a few may be interested in a particular service. Instead it relies on multicast addressing - a conceptually similar one-to-many routing methodology. However, multicasting limits the pool of receivers to those that join a specific multicast receiver group.network technologies DO NOT support broadcast addressing; for example,