Managing Broadcast Interfaces

By default, broadcast mode is disabled for all network interfaces mainly for security reasons. Broadcast mode enables sending data packets to the broadcast address. However, you can manually prevent your File Server from sending broadcast packets to specified network interfaces.

To view the list of network interfaces:

  1. Go to Extensions > File Server > Interfaces.
  2. The list is organized as a table with the following columns:
    • S - an icon indicating the status of the network interface. The icon shows that the broadcast mode for the interface is enabled, the icon shows that the broadcast mode is disabled for this interface, and the icon means that broadcast mode for this interface was enabled but now the interface is physically unavailable (was removed or corrupted).
    • Interface name - the name of the interface, for example, eth0, eth1, and so on.
    • IP Addresses - all IP addresses and subnet addresses that work on this interface.

To enable broadcast mode for an interface:

  1. Go to Extensions > File Server > Interfaces.
  2. Click the icon in the Status column of the table listing interfaces. The selected interface will be set to work in broadcast mode.

To disable broadcast mode for an interface:

  1. Go to Extensions > File Server > Interfaces.
  2. Click the or icons in the Status column of the table. Broadcast mode will be switched off for the selected interface.
 

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