Computer Networks Questions & Answers – Broadcast Routing

This set of Computer Networks Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Broadcast Routing”.

1. Which application is not suitable to use broadcast routing?
a) Radio programs
b) Stock market
c) Weather report
d) Telephone network
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Answer: d
Explanation: Telephone network uses hierarchical routing and broadcasting cannot be used in this. Because broadcast routing is suitable for those applications in which, each packet is sent to broad range of destinations. But telephone network has small number of receivers.

2. Which of the following sentence is incorrect about broadcast routing?
a) Has list of destinations
b) Slow
c) Best use of bandwidth
d) Multi-destination routing
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Answer: c
Explanation: It does not use bandwidth efficiently, if only a few destinations are interested in broadcast packets, so bandwidth will be wasted. Also, it increases the traffic in the network and slows down the system.

3. What kind of relation is in between source and destination in broadcast routing?
a) One-to-many
b) One-to-all
c) One-to-one
d) All-to-one
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Answer: b
Explanation: Broadcast routing is mostly used in those applications, where one packet is received by all destinations, like live streaming of one event is viewed by many people. It cannot be one-to-many because, it does not maintain groups like multicast routing.

4. Which of the following server is used to simulate the broadcast process while broadcast routing is being used?
a) LAN emulation configuration server
b) LAN emulation server
c) Broadcast/multicast unknown server (BUS)
d) LAN emulation client
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Answer: c
Explanation: Broadcast unknown server will receive the broadcast frame and makes copies of it. And then, sends the copies to every station by initiating the process of broadcast routing.

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