A special technology that appears in wide area networking is Non-Broadcast Multi-Access (NBMA). This presents some challenges that are not present in traditional broadcast networking. The need for NBMA arises when there is no native Broadcast support for a group of systems that want to communicate over the same network. Issues arise when the devices cannot natively send a packet destined for all the devices on the Multi-Access segment. Frame Relay, ATM, and ISDN are examples of technologies that are NBMA by default.
All of these technologies do not have any native ability to support Broadcasts. This . . .
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