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A broadcast storm occurs when a host system responds to a packet that is continuously circulating on the network or attempts to respond to a system that never replies. Typically, request or response packets are continuously generated to correct the situation, often making matters worse. As the number of packets on the network increases, congestion occurs that can reduce network performance or cripple it. See "Bridges and Bridging."
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