Do CE series switches support pinging broadcast addresses

RFC 1122 does not specify whether broadcast addresses should be successfully pinged, but it provides two opposing ideas as additional discussions. Some people consider that broadcast addresses should be successfully pinged as it is a good method for locating and diagnosing faults on network nodes. Some people disagree with them because networks may be attacked if broadcast addresses can be successfully pinged.

When the ping command is executed on a device, the device sends an ICMP packet to check network connectivity. You can run commands on a Huawei device to configure the device to respond or not to respond to an ICMP packet with a broadcast destination address, depending on your network requirements.

- Run the icmp broadcast-address echo disable command to disable a device from responding to an ICMP packet with a broadcast destination address.

- Run the undo icmp broadcast-address echo disable command to enable a device to respond to an ICMP packet with a broadcast destination address.
By default, a device responds to an ICMP packet with a broadcast destination address.

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