According to the documentation above:
"A traffic storm is generated when messages are broadcast on a network and each message prompts a receiving node to respond by broadcasting its own messages on the network."
Can someone please give me an example of such a message?
Also, can such a storm happen if we have STP to prevent topology loops?
The best example I can see - ARP broadcast (and all related to these issues)
This is not always triggered by L2 Loop - so the STP is not a key factor in here.
But receiving devices don't respond to ARPs with their own broadcast messages. I'm trying to figure out this sentence from the documentation.
"each message prompts a receiving node to respond by broadcasting its own messages on the network."
This is one of the documents that describe them.
The ARP storm is just one of the possible reasons.
This may explain to you how a broadcast can be generated unintentionally and this will not happen on a converged STP topology. On a converged STP it can be a DOS kind of attack using crafted ARP packets to chock the BW of intended gateway of host.
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