Network Dictionary – BUM

BUM = Broadcast, Unknown unicast and Multicast. Generic term to describe the three types of Ethernet modes: Broadcast Ethernet Unicast Ethernet Multicast Ethernet In all Layer 2 networking, the broadcast and multicast modes are major scaling challenges and create single failure domains. The term BUM is used extensively in L2 DCI discussions.

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Network Dictionary – Security Feasance

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