Broadcasthost

jontyhunter

Registered
Sorry if this has been covered before but what is exactly is broadcasthost?

We have 13 macs that connect to our server, but when we look at the connections list in Server Admin one of these Macs is assigned to be broadcasthost, the others are listed by their IP address.
 

bobw

The Late: SuperMacMod
from a quick search;

broadcasthost is just a uname for the 255.255.255.255 IP address
It means, if you want to ping all hosts you can enter in "broadcasthost" or another alias rather than typing in the IP
 
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