Configuring IP Directed Broadcast (CLI Procedure)
You can use IP directed broadcast on an EX Series switch to facilitate remote network management by sending broadcast packets to hosts on a specified subnet without broadcasting to the entire network. IP directed broadcast packets are broadcast on only the target subnet. The rest of the network treats IP directed broadcast packets as unicast packets and forwards them accordingly.
Before you begin to configure IP directed broadcast:
- Ensure that the subnet on which you want broadcast packets using IP direct broadcast is not directly connected to the Internet.
- Configure a routed VLAN interface (RVI) for the subnet that will be enabled for IP direct broadcast. See Configuring Routed VLAN Interfaces (CLI Procedure) or Configuring VLANs for EX Series Switches (J-Web Procedure).
Note: We recommend that you do not enable IP directed broadcast on subnets that have a direct connection to the Internet because of increased exposure to denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.
To enable IP directed broadcast for a specified subnet:
- Add the target subnet’s logical interfaces
to the VLAN:
user@switch# set ge-0/0/0.0 family ethernet-switching vlan members v1
user@switch# set ge-0/0/1.0 family ethernet-switching vlan members v1
- Configure the Layer 3 interface on the VLAN that
is the target of the IP directed broadcast packets:
user@switch# set vlan.1 family inet address 10.1.2.1/24
- Associate a Layer 3 interface with the VLAN:
user@switch# set v1 l3-interface vlan.1
- Enable the Layer 3 interface for the VLAN to receive
IP directed broadcasts:
user@switch# set vlan.1 family inet targeted-broadcast